The Indian connection

The Indian connection
Singapore's ambassador to Jordan K. Kesavapany was among those who presented their research on various topics.

SINGAPORE - Participants had a very interesting time at the first-ever seminar on tracing the ancestral roots of Singapore's Indian community organised by the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) last week.

Local and foreign researchers presented their papers on People, Ports And Places; The Narrative Of Indian Communities in Singapore and South-east Asia. There was strong attendance for the various sessions held at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hall in Race Course Lane on Sept 20 and 21.

Singapore's ambassador to Jordan K. Kesavapany, Mr Samuel Dhoraisingam, Dr Rajesh Rai, Dr Gauri Krishnan, Dr K Kanaga Sabapathy were among those who presented their research on various topics including Indian Business in Malacca Street, The Ceylon Tamil Migrants of Yesteryears, Indians in Thailand and Chettiars in South-east Asia.

Each session had at least 50 participants who also enjoyed the old photographs and maps that were special features at the seminar.

The Indian Heritage Centre said that the public can expect more of these kinds of seminars in the future.

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