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Do we need India to define our Indianness? And even within the notion of Indianness, how much of our identity is redefined by the countries that we find ourselves in?

In today’s podcast, Rajan travels to Trinidad & Tobago to speak to Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh, a Professor of Indian History at the University of the West Indies who speaks to us about her thoughts on where religion, especially Hinduism, sits in modern-day Trinidad & Tobago, culture and identity and how the Ramayan’s Sita has undergone a variety of interpretations throughout the ages; from being seen as subservient to being in control of her destiny.

A special thank you to Dr Sherry-Ann Singh for sharing her views and giving us a glimpse into a regional perspective of how religious scriptures and stories can be reinterpreted to replicate lifestyles today and the social impact that it can have.

Today, Indian-Trinidadians are the largest ethnic group in the country, (approx 40%), and have left their mark all over the landscape; on cuisine, culture and even music! With a variety of religions being represented across the region. Mix marriages are often the norm within the region with many placing notions of Indianness away from religious identity – but on cultural heritage.

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Other podcasts on the Caribbean include:

St Kitts and Nevis:

www.globalindianseries.com/ep29-poetry-parenting-and-the-life-of-a-diplomat-made-in-st-kitts-and-nevis/

Guyana:

https://globalindianseries.com/risking-my-life-for-a-conscience-vote-big-oil-guyana/

https://globalindianseries.com/ep-6-part-2-made-in-the-caribbean-meet-the-global-indian-who-survived/

Chutney music:

https://globalindianseries.com/ep6-part-1-made-in-the-caribbean-meet-the-global-indian-who-is-bringing-chutney-music-to-the-world/

Guyana – H.E President Donald Ramotar

https://globalindianseries.com/ep-2-made-in-guyana-meet-the-global-indian-who-was-president-of-his-nation/

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Did you know that there are over 70,000 people of Indian origin that call Portugal home?  In fact, our print feature on Portugal was viewed over 30 million times and we were fortunate whilst there, to meet with some of Europe’s greatest minds, including today’s sponsors.  To find out more about their personal stories and how they have redefined identity and reshaped Portugal, click here.

Special thank you to-  TAIZU for the music

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www.globalindianseries.com/ep-28-empowerment-and-entrepreneurship-made-in-singapore

At Nova SBE we believe change is unstoppable. We take responsibility for nourishing the bright minds who will lead us through the future. We believe that it is our duty to stay at the forefront of innovation, sustaining excellence and rigor while preparing the leaders of tomorrow to contribute to an open, sustainable, and more inclusive world. Our programs help students discover where they can excel and have a meaningful impact. We create a space where students can obtain the know-how and the attitude that breeds achievement and, ultimately, fosters their individual and collective potential.  Nova SBE is the place where ideas and ideals can flourish: a common ground for all those curious minds and resilient souls who believe there is always space to learn more, do good, be better. And, as always, we welcome you to join us in this bright new chapter of our story. Daniel Traça To find out more about Nova and our visit to the campus

www.globalindianseries.com/meeting-the-academic-disruptor/

Sheerme.com Sheerme is Portugal’s leading lifestyle app, developed with soul by Miguel Rebiero – you can listen to his story here –

www.globalindianseries.com/ep22-the-power-of-breaking-comfort-zones-made-in-portugal-miguel-ribeiro/

Presenter – Rajan Nazran

Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth

Guest – Dr Sherry-Ann Singh

Art Design – Vanisha Patel

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