A Pair of Palm Leaf Manuscripts

During the Second World War and the and the subsequent Japanese Occupation (1942 – 1945), Indians in Singapore had a diverse range of experiences; some left for India as refugees; some joined the Indian National Army; some were recruited for the Death Railway; and some strove to make ends meet and simply survive. This is a medal given by the Indian National Army to Indra Menon, in recognition of the dance performances she gave to entertain the INA troops stationed in Singapore, as part of the recreational activities organised for them.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Kerala, South India
Dimension
Object size: Pls refer to individual dimensions
Accession No.
2015-00538
Material
Palm Leaf
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Indra Menon nee Nair
Category
Woodcarving