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Stories from the Tamil Diaspora
10/20/2020 1:00pm (Central Time)

(11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 2:00pm ET)

Offered by: Penn Museum
Program Description:
What does it look like when worlds collide and create new communities? “Stories from the Tamil Diaspora” traces a Singaporean Tamil family’s history back to Tamil Nadu, India, in the early 20th century. The presenter shares experiences of British colonialism, Tamil performing arts practices, and Singapore’s transition from colony to an independent, multicultural, and global nation. Participants will gain intimate insight into Singaporean culture, much of which is reflected in its cuisines. Through storytelling, participants are invited to personally engage with global cultures, re-imagine past histories, and discuss positive futures.