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Is this where I write about myself? Actually, I have lived quite an eventful life which is hard to summarise. In our Sikh family, everyone was expected to be involved in something. My first social activism cause was the whole South Africa anti apartheid movement. I stayed with that (among many other things) from 1964 until we finally accomplished our goal in 1994. Of course, I was one of those foreign agitators (from Canada!) in the anti Vietnam War movement in the USA.
My personal awakening came in a big way when my husband and son were murdered in the anti-Sikh Pogrom in Delhi in 1984. It's different when it happens to you personally, you know. I have written quite a lot about this in my various blogs. I have gathered all the posts into my autobiographical blog, The Unringed Bell. The posts about 1984 are at http://unringedbell.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html Since 1984, I take anyone being oppressed as a personal affront and seem unable to not care.
Since this group is specifically about the Roma, perhaps I should mention that I first became interested because of their probable Punjabi background. Who knows? Maybe some are my distant relatives. The more I studied and learned, the more outraged I became. And when I become outraged I need to do something.
I have continued in social activism from my computer since a stroke in 2006 left me "differently abled." I'm afraid my marching/demonstrating days are behind me, but I intend to keep om keeping on. I have often been asked, "Why do you care so much about people who really have nothing to do with you?" Anyone who needs to ask that question is from a different universe than the one I come from.
I tend to be long-winded when I get started, so I'll stop here for now. If for whatever reason, you have some interest in me and my life, it's pretty well chronicled in The Unringed Bell. http://unringedbell.blogspot.com/