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S.A.L.A.A.M, South Asian Literary and Art Magazine

Call Number: UP135

Scope and Contents

This collections contains issues of S.A.L.A.A.M. (South Asian Literary And Art Magazine/South Asia Literature, Arts, and Music). It was created by a sub-group of TASA (Tufts Association of South Asians) with the purpose of promoting the growth of creative writing and the visual arts among those of South Asian descent. It offered an outlet for experimentation and learning while recognizing and showcasing the talents of a people with connections to a subcontinent immensely rich in culture.

The collection also contains web crawls documenting the group's web presence.


  • Creation: 2000 -- 2019



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

S.A.L.A.A.M. (South Asia Literary and Art Magazine) was a publication that was a sub-group of the Tufts Association of South Asians publication (TASA). It was founded by editors-in-chief Swati Mehta and Sarada Peri, and published its first issue in the Spring of 2000. It sought to publish artwork, poetry, and prose by South Asian college students, both at Tufts and at schools in the greater Boston area.

The magazine appears to have halted production after the Spring 2007 issue, and to have been restarted in 2011 by Neha Madhusoodanan, changing its name in the process to South Asia Literature, Arts, and Music. Their presence was largely in print, distributing issues of the magazine on campus. However, they also maintained an online blog between July 2013 and December 2014, and a Facebook page between July 2013 and August 2015, sharing pieces in the magazine as well as news articles and videos relevant to the South Asian community. The Winter 2014-2015 print issue appears to have been the final issue of the magazine.


0.25 Linear Feet

1 Web sites

5 Digital Object(s)

103 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into four series: S.A.L.A.A.M, South Asian Literary and Art Magazine, S.A.L.A.A.M, South Asian Literature and Arts Magazine, S.A.L.A.A.M, South Asian Literary Arts and Music Magazine, and Web crawls.

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research.

Web sites were crawled by Archive-It. Web crawl information updated in finding aid annually.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States