Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Decorated Indian tabla player Pandit Shankar Ghosh and noted Indian classical vocalist Shrimati Sanjukta Ghosh with Vikram (Boomba) Ghosh at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Lagunita, Calif., ca. 1970.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

This exhibition explores the heritage, daily experience, and numerous contributions of Indian immigrants and Indian Americans. From 19th-century railway workers to today’s doctors, cab drivers, yoga masters, and technology CEOs, the lives and stories of Indian Americans are woven into the larger story of the US—and have shaped it to be what it is today. Visitors will also explore stories from the local Indian American community, hearing their oral histories and viewing artifacts interpreted by Chicago’s Indo American-Heritage Museum.

 

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

The exhibition is co-presented in Chicago by The Field Museum and the Indo-American Heritage Museum. This exhibition is generously supported by The Chicago Community Trust.

 

Photo courtesy of the Ali Akbar Khan Foundation.