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South Asian Stories trail

A collaborative trail at the National Museum of Scotland on stories of South Asian cultural and religious life.

कहानियाँ Kahaniyan of South Asia

The following trail has been researched and written by 19 members of the Edinburgh-based South Asian community organisation NKS, as part of the South Asian Stories project. You can also explore more stories about some of the objects on display across our museums.

Kahaniyan means stories in Hindi.

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Sindh scarf (2)


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Dance Anklets


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Duleep Portrait


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Illustration of person holding intricately designed Kohl Pot, raised in their left hand, as they pinch their fingers with their other hand. Illustration by Malini Chakrabarty.


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Hindu Goddess Durga


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This work was written by members of the South Asian community organisation Networking Key Services (NKS), with support from National Museums Scotland staff and the Nancie Massey Charitable Trust.

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