Sunday, 12 October 2008

Interested in the Punjabi diaspora?

If you're interested in Punjabi diaspora, history and migration (as I am) then this little exhibition will be right up your street:

The Punjab: Moving Journeys
9 September – 27 November 2008

Monday - Friday, 10.00 -17.00. Free Entry
The exhibition reveals the ‘Punjab’, a region spanning India and Pakistan. The complex history of this region and its modern significance are explored from the perspectives of five UK community groups with links to both countries.The ‘moving journeys’ of successive generations of Punjabi people, both within and across borders, are explored.

Picture left: Bakshi Mulray (Governor of Gilgit) & Mehal Singh (Commanding Radur Regiment) 1865. Image Credit/Copyright: Royal Geograhical Society with IBG

Community organisations who contributed include Cartwright Hall Young Ambassadors (Bradford), the Muslim Women’s Welfare Association (Ilford), the North Hertfordshire Sikh Education Council, the Satrangi Group (London), adults and elders from the UK Punjab Heritage Association and the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail.

The Society commissioned, poet and singer Parminder Chadha and researcher and heritage consultant Irna Qureshi to research the Society’s collections.These essays outline their findings and highlight the themes and materials interested them (click below for essays):

1. Essay by Irna Qureshi PDF 2. Essay by Parminder Chadha PDF

All talks and events are free. For enquiries or to book call + 44 (0)20 7591 3057 or email Address: Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR.

I only discovered this exhibition as I happened to be walking past the RSG in Kensington (talking our kids to the Science Museum, like the model parents (ahem) that we are. It's a shame that the exhibition is only on during office hours - still there are lots of photographs and information at the RSG website at:

If you go to this exhibiton, let me know what you think...


hutnyk said...

hey Reeva, this I will check out for sure...

Ravendome said...

Great, I'd be interested to hear what you think. I liked your post on Russell Brand - personally I fell for his video apology, I thought that was pretty good (if a little career-preserving vis-a-vis his future at the BBC, but 'that's business', as 'someone' said to me today...)