SALIDAA - South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive

SALIDAA’s digital archive is a free online resource featuring collections of South Asian literature, art, theatre, dance and music by British based artists and organisations. New collections are added regularly. However, the archive showcases only the works of those who have agreed to participate in this project, and therefore is not comprehensive. Through its digital archive, SALIDAA aims to provide a window on the development of South Asian arts and literature in Britain.

Venue Type:

Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

You can visit SALIDAA by appointment Mon-Fri between 10.00-16.00.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Social History, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Akademi: South Asian Dance
  • Akhtar, Najma
  • Asian Women Writers Collective (AWWC)
  • Bhamra, Kuljit
  • Chandra, Avinash
  • Ghosh, Amal
  • Gopal, Ram
  • Gunesekera, Romesh
  • Horizon Gallery
  • Hossain, Attia
  • Hussein, Aamer
  • Kali Theatre Company
  • Lamba, Juginder
  • Man Mela Theatre Company
  • Namjoshi, Suniti
  • Nation Records
  • Outcaste Records
  • Pushpalata Dance Company
  • Rana, Samena
  • Sampad
  • Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
  • Shrivastav, Baluji
  • Tamasha Theatre Company
  • Tara Arts

SALIDAA - South Asian Diaspora Literature and Arts Archive
28 Commercial Street
Greater London
E1 6LS



General enquiries


020 7359 7666

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.