Did you know Indians were the largest volunteer army with 1.5million Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War? Unearthing little-known facts like these form part of project White Pepper Black Pepper – India in WW1, being co-curated by 90 students through interactive learning and research. The exhibition aims to reach 25,000 children.
SHARE YOUR STORIES
Was one of your family members a part of World War 1? Do you own memorabilia from the time? You could be a part of this project by contributing your story pertaining to the WW1 time period. These gems collected from the community will be documented and formed into an archive to give it the attention it deserves.
Do you find this project interesting? Do you want India’s role in the First World War to be appreciated and commemorated? Your contribution will help us achieve these goals and to reach out to more people and students. 25% of the funds collected will be given for the Army Welfare Association.
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WHY WHITE PEPPER BLACK PEPPER – INDIA IN WW1
Most common source of information for historical and political events of the formation of India are school textbooks. We bring to you a unique way to do your own research, dig deep into the evidence and help create a public exhibition display. Our WPBP project will connect young Indians with stories of their forefathers and make remote narratives relevant.
WHY NAMMA BENGALURU
The little information available on India’s contribution to the Great War focuses mainly on North India’s role in it – the rest of the country’s participation is lesser known. Bengaluru has had a cantonment and a rich military history. ReReeti aims to present this grand past in an exciting way for students and the local community to access and appreciate and thereby feel more connected to the city’s heritage.
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ENTRENCHED – travelling exhibition