It is interesting to find people who love India as much as I love Italy. Thanks to social media, I have a multitude of connections who share passion for my beautiful country. One such connection is Sarasvatī Association- a non profit that brings India and Italy together. Founded by students and researchers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Università degli Studi of Turin, Sarasvatī Association is an organization promoting Indian Culture in Italian. Let’s find out more about them.
Sarasvatī Association- Promoting Indian Culture in Italian
1. Welcome to Italophilia! Tell us about your organization?
Sarasvatī Association is a non-profit cultural association born in 2016 from the cooperation of students and researchers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Università degli Studi of Turin. Hence the name Sarasvatī, as in “South Asia Research And Studies Venice And Turin Italy”.
Our association brings together not only students and researchers, but also people who share a lively passion for the Indian Subcontinent and South Asia in general.Sarasvatī Association
2. What sparked the idea and culmination of Sarasvati Association??
In Italy there is little information about South Asia, so we decided to promote cultures, languages and news from the countries of South Asia in a non-academic way. Our aim is to involve a varied audience who is interested in accurate yet captivating information.
3. That’s amazing. What idea does your page give to a Non Italian speaker??
Sarasvatī Association pages and profiles have been created with the idea of spreading awareness about South Asia in Italy, that’s why our content is tailored to an Italian speaking public. We are a small association but we are totally open to an international public. Additionally, we are available to anyone who might be interested in our content.
4. Wonderful, I especially love your “Lo Sapevi Che” features. What made you choose Indian culture above all other Asian cultures?
Our association promotes Indian culture in Italian. Our content contributors come from different study backgrounds but something we all share is interest and expertise about India and its culture: that’s why our “Lo sapevi che…?” features are so far related mainly to India.
5. What is one of the most underappreciated things about the Indian culture?
We must admit it’s difficult for us to choose that one thing. If we really have to pick something, though, we agree that patience seems to be an essential in Indian culture. From waiting in a line for hours, to sitting in a crowded train shoulder to shoulder with a commuter, and furthermore, let’s not forget about bearing the heat!
6. How can we be a part of your community:
The Language of India and the language of Italy, they make every man a poet, and make something beautiful from every banalite. They are nations where love – amore, pyaar – makes a cavalier of a Borsalino on a street corner, and makes a princess of a peasant girl, if only for the second that her eyes meet yoursGregory david roberts
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