After years of collecting LPs, 7-inches, 10-inches, news clippings, and scouring old TV guides, I finally published this piece on Korla Pandit and his racial masquerade last Summer. Many thanks to Freek Kinkelaar for all his help with permissions and his helpful comments, as well as Satwant Singh for agreeing to being interviewed in 2013. Thanks also to John Turner, the director of Korla, who helped facilitate this interview with The Times of India.
Here’s press coverage related to this research:
- “The Most Famous ‘Indian’ on 1950s American TV” / Times of India / Oct 4, 2015
- “How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito in the Jim Crow Era” / NPR: Code Switch / Jul 19, 2014