S02E02: Described as the "smartest dressed East Indian in Vancouver" Bela Singh was a British informant accused of several crimes, including murdering community leader and ghadarite Bhai Bhag Singh. We discuss the violent, bloody altercations between Team Bela Singh (Pro-British) and Team Bhai Bhag Singh (Pro-Ghadarites/Pro-Indian Independence) in this episode.
In Season 2 of The Nameless Collective Podcast, we talk about crime & criminality, and what constitutes criminal behaviour amongst early South Asian settlers in and around Vancouver, Canada.
*Cover art image is from the Vancouver Daily Province, 1, 4, 10 Sept., 1914. Retrieved from http://komagatamarujourney.ca/node/8989?display=full.
The Nameless Collective Podcast is hosted by Milan Singh, Naveen Girn and Paneet Singh, and recorded on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples. This podcast is produced by Manjot Bains in partnership with jugnistyle.com. Send us your questions and insights to email@example.com or join the conversation on Instagram @thenameless.collective, on Twitter @thenamelessco and FB @thenamelessco.
Documents referenced in this episode:
1. Rex v. Jagat Singh, 1915 CanLII 806 (BC CA)
2. Rex v. Bela Singh, 1915 CanLII 704 (BC SC)
3. Khalsa Diwan Society, Vancouver (n.d.). Khalsa Diwan Society [Diary], Vancouver, B.C.. Retrieved from http://komagatamarujourney.ca/node/3294
4. Canada. Department of Justice (1914, December 24). [E. M. N. Woods, lawyer, Woods & Downie, counsel for Mewa Singh, to Charles J. Doherty, Minister of Justice]. Page 1. Retrieved from http://komagatamarujourney.ca/node/11140
5. Stevens, H. H. (Henry Herbert), 1878-1973 (1914, July 1). Statement of Mewa Singh, son of Nand Singh, Village of Lopoke, District of Amritsar, India. Retrieved from http://komagatamarujourney.ca/node/10085
See full citations and images at https://jugnistyle.com/thenameless.