Index
Abercrombie and Fitch, desi con-
sumption patterns and, 64,
307n17
Abstract/Humanity (desi group),
291–92
AbstractVision (desi rapper), 10,
118–19, 131, 201, 278, 291–92,
295–96
Abu-Jamal, Mumia, 128
“Addictive” (Truth Hurts), 246–
49, 251–52, 255–60, 313n5
affirmative action: college experi-
ences of desis and, 57–73; im-
pact on desis of, 17
Africa, Indian expulsion from, 30
African diasporic music, Indian
musical influences in, 253–54
Afrika Bambaataa, 100, 269
Afro-Asian identity: appropriation
of Middle Eastern/South Asian
images and, 245–64; evolution
of, 29–33; gender and sexuality
and, 140–89; global-historical
connections of South Asians
and Blacks and, 118–29
Afro-Orientalism, Black-desi ro-
mance and, 177–80
agency: of desi hip hop artists,
5; gender and sexuality and,
139–40
Ali, Muhammad, 268, 313n13
Ali (desi DJ), 10
All About the Beat (McWhorter), 196
Alliance of South Asians Taking
Action (ASATA), 35–36
Amin, Idi, 30
Amnesty International, 209, 286
anti–affirmative action policies,
impact on desis of, 17
anti-Asian backlash in U.S., 95,
308n4
anti-essentialism: appropriation
in hip hop and, 279–82; authen-
ticity and, 271–79; Blackness of
hip hop and, 215–16, 257–58,
312n7. See also essentialism
Apache Indian (British Asian art-
ist), 125–26
appropriation: desi hip hop and
role of, xi; by desi hip hoppers,
269–71; as identification, 264–
71; Middle East/South Asian
hip hop images and, 243–64; as
othering, 238–64
Artists Network of Refuse and Re-
sist, 128, 149, 289
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