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In the last few months, I decided to claim a little more space on the cyberspace. Thus I started my own blogspot.
View my blog at: http://rr311.blogspot.com/ Other than that I also thought of getting my son to expand his site a little more as it has been on sleep mode for too long, but then he has not started!
My little son is having his first milk teeth shaking! So then of course I would visit our home dentist, Joon Dental Clinic at USJ10 Subang Jaya. Want to know more about your teeth? Visit Joon Dental Clinic's website
This is the exciting autobiography of RAVINDRAN RAGHAVAN from Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
My genetic heritage was to have come from the coasts of Malabar, Kerala through my grandparents. They were my only links to Kerala. In the following generations, we have lost the essential links to our homeland and also to our living relatives there.
Today my home is Malaysia and my country has contributed a lot in what I have become. The opportunities given to me as a student brought me high up my career ladder. The support by the Malaysian government by way of affordable education and scholarship support has undoubtedly improved the status of my family.
As a citizen of this country I have the pride to say it is a beautiful country. We were given the option to stay on after the British conveniently left us here! Yes, most of the Indians in Malaysia are here due to the British-led migration during the 1800s. In the years after that we amalgamated into the lifestyle here and became part of the country.
At one time citizenship forms were showered onto plantation homes from helicopters to enable workers (mostly Indians) to apply for citizenship. My grandparents became citizens and so did my parents. We (my generation) who were born after independence of Malaya in 1957 were given automatic citizenship.
The Federation of Malaya was renamed Malaysia in 1963 and as the nation grew from a agriculture nation to an industrialised nation so did many Indians in this country progress with the country's growth. The stronghold of our participation in the country's economy has been through education ... by getting educated guaranteed an escape out of the plantations into the urban arena.
Even after "travelling" so far into the 3rd generation after the first arrival of my grandparents here, the one bugging question at the corner of my mind is ... where did my grandparents come from? ... and who are my unknown living relatives who may still be there?
Where am I today? ... and how did I get here?
The History we charted ...
Are you one of our long lost relatives?
Copyright © 2001 RAVINDRAN RAGHAVAN
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