The Indian Heritage Centre has published several books complementing our permanent gallery and special exhibitions — explore the treasure trove of knowledge and insights into the rich and diverse culture of the Singapore Indian Community. For more details on each publication, click on the links below.
The Singapore Indian Heritage publication contains a series of essays and catalogue entries of over 300 artefacts, photographs, and documents. The publication traces the history of Singapore's Indian community from pre-colonial times to their contributions to nation building and current dynamics.
Get your copy at the Centre's retail store.
Price: SGD 50 (before GST)
Editors: Rajesh Rai and A. Mani
Format: Print book
Publication Date: 2017
A harvest festival that signifies abundance, Onam is an intergal part of Malayalee culture and is celebrated in Singapore by Malayalees from all religions either in their homes or as past of the community. Onam is a unique festival that transcends religion and brings the entire community together. Celebrate over a 10 day period. Onam celebrations are marked with feasting, flowers and festivities. This monograph delves into the traditions and observances associated with this Indian festival.
Visit roots.gov.sg to read more.
On 3rd March 2018, the Indian Heritage Centre organised a conference entitled The Word & The Image: in Art & Society in conjunction with the exhibition Symbols and Scripts: The Language of Craft. This publication emphasises how script and symbolism have been the twin inspirations for the Indian artisan, who has for centuries, used the word as image, and the image as word to create a powerful rhetoric. These essays remind us of the legacy of our rich Indian heritage as children of the diaspora, reconnecting us with our roots.
Get your copy from Read A Book.
Price: 40 SGD (before GST)
Editor: Indian Heritage Centre
Publication Date: 2022