Vipasna Nangal

Vipasna Nangal is a Political Science student at the University of Calgary, driven by an interest in public policy and law. Her academic interest revolves around understanding how countries like Canada uphold their commitment to multiculturalism in the face of secular pressures and diverse religious communities. She is also passionate about analyzing India’s recent political developments and their implications for diaspora politics in Canada. Beyond her studies, Vipasna is an active community member. She volunteers with an immigration and refugee law firm, has served as an SDG ambassador for the United Nations Association of Canada, led the Calgary Foundation’s Youth Council, and is an active member of the Ambedkar Students Association.

Short Promotional Video: How does migration to Canada complicate caste?

Full Interview, Part 1: 

Full Interview, Part 2:  

“Caste in Canada”

About the project. 

Banner image: Collage of photographs, from left to right, interview of Surjit and Manjit Bains with Dr. Anne Murphy (courtesy of Jai Birdi); the Guru Ravidas Sabha Vancouver (courtesy of Anita Lal); Kamaljit, participant in the project; portrait of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by Raghavendra Rao Karkala, now in the collection of the University of the Fraser Valley Library (acrylic on canvas); Mohan Lal Karimpuri, author and activist; Vipasna Nanal, project participant and video interview editor.