The Pondicherry – Indochine Connection
Revealing the Trans-Colonial Cultural Linkages
12 – 18 February 2018
10 AM – 9 PM, daily
Kusum’s Home, 7 Rue de la Caserne
Fascinating art objects, photographs, documents, and other cultural traces reveal Pondichery’s historic ties to Indochina (modern day Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia), disparate parts of “l’Empire colonial Français” in Asia. The influences crossed religions, languages, food habits, and lived experiences — and many are evident to this day.
Be sure to join us for the exhibition’s opening celebration at 6 PM on 12 February.
In recognition of this historical and cultural exhibition, three of Pondicherry’s finest restaurants will be featuring menu items that have their roots in Indochina or in the Indo-Indochina cross-cultural relationship: The Promenade, Le Dupleix, Coromandel Cafe at La Maison Rose. These distinctive dishes will be based upon the recipes of Lourdes Tirouvanziam Louis, ex-Professor at the Lycée Français and author of the critically acclaimed cook-book “The Pondicherry Kitchen”.