Believe it or not, but Vivek Bald aka Siraiki aka the man who made you dance on countless thursday nites is considered a scholar among the people who study the South Asian diaspora. I for one am all about it! He is probably the only man (that I have heard of at least) studying the South Asian experience in America. Read the informative article about him below:
Vivek Bald, whose two documentaries are required viewing in academic courses on the South Asian diaspora , has made a significant scholarly foray into the 20th century history of South Asian Americans for his doctoral work at NYU.