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May 24, 2013

Bengali Harlem

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Manhattan’s 96th street was once seen as a kind of Mason Dixon line. That’s how comedian Alaudin Ullah remembers it.  His parents are Bengali, and were among the many East Indian and Bangladeshi immigrants who moved to New York at the turn of the 20th century.  Lately, Alaudin has been exploring the lost history of his old neighborhood, often called “Bengali Harlem.”

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"Revolutions" by Vijay Iyer; "Soul of a Man" by Salil Bhatt and Doug Cox

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