The Newsletter 49 Autumn 2008

Singapore Indians, a brief note

Vidya Murthy

The exhibition, Indians in Singapore: A Picture Story, curated by the author, was on view at the National Museum of Singapore from June 9 – July 27, 2008. It was a visual narrative about the diverse socio-cultural practices of the Indians in Singapore. The story of ten communities, identified predominantly through their languages, was set against the backdrop of Singapore’s early history. Vidya Murthy outlines some aspects of the exhibition.