Shakti collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection consists of periodicals “Shakti” published by NAAY magazine (The National Association of Asian Youth Magazine) during the period 1982-1986. The collection comprises ten different issues, two of which are copies.

Administrative / Biographical History

Shakti was a quarterly periodical running during the 1980s, produced by The National Association for Asian Youth Magazine. The focus is on “the British State vis-à-vis the ethnic minorities”, providing a publication that was relevant to Asians in 1980s Britain.


Numbered files

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment. Please email:, giving at least two working days notice.

Further details about access to our collections are available on our website.

Access to archive material is subject to preservation requirements and must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

This collection is part of The South Asian Diaspora Arts Archive (SADAA) which was founded in 1999. The aim was to preserve sources and information about the contribution of the South Asian community to literature and arts in Britain.

SADAA deposited part of their archive with Brunel University Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

A finding aid is available on the website.

Alternative Form Available

Other copies may be found via COPAC.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Periodical magazine

Archivist's Note

Described by Verity Anne Jones, with amendments by Katie Flanagan.

Conditions Governing Use

The material, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. You are unable to publish, in full or in part, without the permission of the copyright holder. However, you may use the material as permitted under statutory exceptions in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, e.g. quote for purposes of scholarship within the limits of fair dealing.


Collection is complete.

Personal Names