By Gopinath Pillai,K Kesavapany
From Tamils to Malayalees, from Bengalis to Punjabis, the varied Indian neighborhood in Singapore has performed a wide half in development the rustic. to appreciate the Indian group, one needs to be aware of definite uncomplicated proof approximately them.
First is their love for tradition which transcends non secular and linguistic adjustments. the superior classical Hindustani singers are Muslims. the simplest Malayalam singer of Hindu spiritual songs is a Christian.
Second is their love of debates. Argument is a part of Indian culture a result of trust that fact can merely be arrived at lively debate.
The 3rd attribute is the community's recognize for schooling. Indians, throughout castes and religions have continuously honored wisdom and studying as being a price in itself.
The fourth attribute of the Indians is their devoutness: they take their non secular tasks heavily and practice them regularly.
This celebratory quantity highlights the development, contributions and demanding situations of the group for the prior 50 years in view that Singapore's independence in 1965.
- Foreword (S R Nathan)
- A position within the sunlight (Gopinath Pillai)
- Indians within the Modelling of the worldwide city (Rajesh Rai)
- Singapore's Indian historical past Centre: Curating and Negotiating historical past, variety and identification (Gauri Parimoo Krishnan)
- Little India: 50 Years of Being and Doing 'Indian' in Singapore (Nirmala Srirekam Puru Shotam)
- Indian Contribution to visible and acting Arts in Singapore(Jaya Mohideen)
- Fifty Years of Singapore Tamil Literature (A Mani)
- 'Rising from the Ashes': the advance of Hindi in self reliant Singapore (Rajesh Rai)
- Indian Writing in English (Meira Chand)
- Indian Political Participation in Singapore (Asad Latif)
- The Indian Contribution to Singapore's monetary improvement (Manu Bhaskaran)
- Less Remembered areas and Interactions in a altering Singapore: Indian enterprise groups within the Post-independence interval (Jayati Bhattacharya)
- Newly Arrived Indian execs — Contributing to a Globalising Singapore (Girija Pande)
- To Singapore with Love... (Uma Rajan)
- Pakistanis in Singapore (Sajjad Ashraf)
- The heritage of Parsis in Singapore (Pesi B Chacha)
- The Singapore Indian neighborhood in the direction of SG100 (K Kesavapany & Asad Latif)
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