South Asian Heritage Month • Vision RCL

Monday, 18 July to Wednesday, 17 August is South Asian Heritage Month to commemorate, mark and celebrate the history and culture of British South Asian people. It’s the perfect time to learn more about the heritage and history of the 8 countries of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Redbridge Libraries will be contributing to the month with events and activities.

Asian Roots in Redbridge: an exhibition by Redbridge Museum

Redbridge Museum invites you to an exhibition exploring the history of South Asian life in Redbridge, from the borough’s historic links to the East India Company and the Raj, to stories of migration in the 20th Century and today’s vibrant communities.

Visit ‘Asian Roots’, a special exhibition for South Asian Heritage Month, on the first floor of Redbridge Central Library during opening hours.

For more information, visit the Museum’s webpage.

Book Chat

If you enjoy reading and discussing books, then join this special Book Chat for South Asian Heritage Month on Wednesday, 3 August.

We will be discussing some books from The Big Jubilee Read booklist:

  • The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha
  • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam

Online via Zoom and in-person at Redbridge Central Library
3pm to 4.15pm
Bookings via Eventbrite.

For information or to arrange a copy of a book, please email


Virtual Library

Vision RCL also invites you to discover the heritage, history and culture of South Asia using our social media platforms and online services.

Our Virtual Library gives library members access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines plus a wealth of information. All you need to do is search in your chosen platform for a treasury of reading and listening materials. Find out more here for the virtual library at your fingertips and how to sign up!

Libby offers a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks to read during South Asian Heritage Month and beyond:

View the Libby Collection for children and teens.

Redbridge Outdoor Arts presents South Asian Heritage Month

For more information please visit:

For more information about South Asian Heritage Month and details of additional events, please check the following website: South Asian Heritage website