The South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive, SADAA (previously known as the South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive or SALIDAA) features collections of South Asian literature, art, theatre, dance and music by British based artists and organisations. SADAA was founded in 1999 by a group of academics, experts and practitioners of South Asian literature and arts. It demonstrates the contribution made by South Asian people to the development of arts and literature in England.
The archive covers five main areas: literature, visual arts, theatre, dance and music. It includes material in the English language dating, approximately, from 1947 to the present.
Work is ongoing on digitizing the collections and on making them available via the SADAA website.
Some images are also available on VADS: the online resource for visual arts.
Access to collections
Access is by appointment only. To request an appointment please e-mail Special.Collections@brunel.ac.uk giving at least 2 working days notice. Appointments are subject to staff availability and only available between 9.30am and 5pm Monday – Friday in Brunel University term-time (Monday – Wednesday during university holidays). You can check when we are open on the Using our collections page.