India: Indians in Kenya

Sepia Mutiny on the Indian community in Kenya. “Today, the community in Kenya is perceived, not without justification, as wealthy and aloof. Rajan is critical of what he sees as the community's lack of engagement with Kenya's many challenges.”

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  • Dickie Rehal

    Sure enough! An example of this lack of engagement was witnessed when i tried to have a group of students and faculty be invited to the Hindu Samaj temple in Meru, Kenya, in an attempt to dymystify the Hindu religion to the locals and initiate academic relations with the local private University where i was employed. Interestigly, the local Sikh community acknowledged a similar plea and have as part of their annual vaisakhi celebrations have these academics involved. Responses from these visits were very encouraging. The Hindu community on the other hand have never even communicated to the request.

    Talk about building relations at the grassroots level.

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