Today marks our third voyage of the History of Indianness season – we tackle not one, but two fascinating subjects as requested by our audience vote.
First we put the Indian Caste system under the microscope. Some 3000 years old, outlawed in 1950. Yet its influence can still be felt today not only in the Sub-Continent but also beyond. We ask about its origins, growing influence, and how has it impacted our sense of identity?
And secondly, we look at Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, a tongue so similar to Hindi that many linguists regard them as registers of the same language. So why is that Pakistan and India have been trying put so much linguistic water between these two grammatically identical languages for the last 70 years? Are they sisters or Siamese twins?
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief Explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together. Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
How to get involved:
Interested in getting involved in building the world’s largest living encyclopedia on the community? Whether you want to become a patron, buy us a chai in a new location or have your story shown, simply get in touch via our website, we would love to hear from you. www.globalindianseries.com
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guests: in order of appearance
Alex – Senior Content creator – Global Indian Series
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