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‘Grief becomes power.’ How the coronavirus pandemic changed the South Asian diaspora’s experience of mourning.

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South Asians within these countries, and in their diasporas, are experiencing a new form of loss and grief from being without their communities. Insider spoke with several South Asians both in the American and British diasporas about how the pandemic has changed the way that they mourn.

Their stories reveal how a once collectivist experience of grief has become replaced with isolation and anxiety, in turn having unique effects on how they view their cultural identities.