The Indian Women's Association Book Club It’s a place for all reading enthusiasts.
Come together every 2nd Wednesday of the month and debate on a different aspect of a book with great passion and conviction.
Every 2nd Wednesday | Various Location | Indian Women's Association Singapore
“For most people, what is so painful about reading is that you read something and you don't have anybody to share it with. In part what the book club opens up is that people can read a book and then have someone else to talk about it with. Then they see that a book can lead to the pleasure of conversation, that the solitary act of reading can actually be a part of the path to communion and community.” - Bell Hooks
This quote by Bell Hooks aptly describes the true essence of The IWA Book Club.
About Indian Women's Association Singapore
Launched as the Expatriate Indian Women’s Club, the Association was launched on September 20, 1997, coincidentally India’s 50th year of independence.
This newly formed social non-profit organization’s mission was to provide a “home away from home.” In addition, it was earmarked as a support network and a link to our rich culture, through the promotion and import of exclusively Indian events such as plays, music, art, fashion, and dance performances. And so it began…
The Indian Women's Association was founded in 1998 as a social and cultural club to provide the group of women arriving in Singapore a connect.
It's activities centered around celebrating the festivals of India, bringing in artisans and luminaries of Indian culture and sports as well as being a place where Indian women could meet other like-minded women through activities and social gatherings. Originally launched as an expats group, it was then called Expat Indian Women's Association (EIWA) under the patronage of the High Commission of India. The charter was subsequently changed to include all Indian Women residing in Singapore, and the name was changed to Indian Women's Association, Singapore to reflect this.
Membership was opened to Women of Indian Origin and Women married to Indian Men as well. Today, it has opened its membership to all women who are interested in its programs and clubs through the new Associate Membership.