Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour

Discover over 100 years of South Asian American activist history on the streets of Berkeley, California! Community historians Barnali Ghosh and Anirvan Chatterjee bring South Asian American history to life on an engaging 2-mile walking tour (wheelchair/stroller accessible). You'll visit original sites, hear stories, and come away inspired by the secret history of four generations of immigrant freedom fighters, feminists, and more.

This is the perfect tour for Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and other South Asians; Cal students and Berkeley residents; and anyone with an interest in local, ethnic, or political histories. The tour ends near Downtown Berkeley BART. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle (in case you get thirsty).

Featured in NPR, NBC, National Geographic • Best of the East Bay 2014 • APIA Preservation Awards 2016

Previous participants said:

  • "fantastic, interactive, inspiring, and provocative"

  • "I really felt a sense of belonging from this tour. Also liked that it was not Indo-centric."

  • "I found it really moving…there are roots within our community that connect to our current activism"

Learn more at