Tracing Indian heritage in Singapore

Indian Heritage Centre releases 556-page book, Singapore Indian Heritage, which also includes some 300 artefacts, photographs and documents


Singapore | 23 Sept 2017 | Asia Samachar |

Singapore minister S Iswaran (second from right) launching the book ‘Singapore Indian Heritage’ at Indian Heritage Centre. L-R: IHC curator Nalina Gopal, Prof A Mani, Associate Professor Rajesh Rai and IHC chairman Ambassador Gopinath Pillai (extreme right). Photo / IHC

Singapore Indian Heritage, a 556-page book combining academic research with some 300 artefacts, photographs and documents, has joined the ranks of work that one would consult to understand the past and present position of Indians in the republic.

Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran launched the maiden publication of the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) on Thursday (21 Sept 2017).

The hardcover book, edited by Associate Professor Rajesh Rai of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Prof A. Mani A Veeramani of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan, is a compilation essays and photos, charts the journey of Singapore’s Indian community from pre-colonial times to its contributions to nation building and current day dynamics.

Also present at the launch was IHC Chairman Ambassador Gopinath Pillai.

The book is available for $53.50 at Museum Label shops at the Indian Heritage Centre, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Museum of Singapore and Malay Heritage Centre.