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Celebrating Indian roots of Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso

Thu February 11 2016, 10:23 pm
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    What do Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Pablo Picasso have in common? They all belong to the Roma community whose Indian roots will be discussed at the fifth Roma conference and cultural festival organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in New Delhi. The three-day conference cum cultural festival would commence from Friday at Azad Bhawan, I.P. Estate, Delhi.

  • Roma, Roma community, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso, Roma community people, Roma conference, Sushma Swaraj

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would inaugurate the conference that will see participation from 35 Roma delegates and a dozen artistes drawn from as many countries countries, ICCR director general C. Rajasekhar said. (PTI)

  • Roma, Roma community, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso, Roma community people, Roma conference, Sushma Swaraj

    Roma are said to be descendants of groups in India like Dom, Banjara, Gujjar, Sansi, Chauhan, Sikligar, Dhangar etc. and other nomadic groups from northwest India. (AP)

  • Roma, Roma community, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso, Roma community people, Roma conference, Sushma Swaraj

    There are many reputed names who belong to the Roma community such as Pablo Picasso, Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, two-times Oscar winner Michael Caine, Flamenco dancer Michaela Flores Amaya, tennis player Ilie Nastase, violinist Janos Bihari and Greek singer Glykeria Kotsoula.

  • Roma, Roma community, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso, Roma community people, Roma conference, Sushma Swaraj

    "The Romani people constitute an important and colourful component of people of Indian origin. They cherish and maintain cultural and traditional practices of Indian heritage. We need to recognise and celebrate this and also need to promote greater awareness about this significant linkage," Rajasekhar said. "The Roma conference is also a reflection of Indian's age old outlook, that the entire universe is one family, 'vasudhaiva kutubakam'," he added. (AP)

  • Roma, Roma community, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Pablo Picasso, Roma community people, Roma conference, Sushma Swaraj

    The Roma are known by different names in different countries like Zigeuner in Germany, Tsyiganes or Manus in France, Tatara in Sweden, Gitano in Spain, Tshingan in Turkey and Greece, Tsigan in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania and as Gypsies in Britain, according to Shashi Bala, joint secretary, Indian Council for International Cooperation. (Reuters)

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    Janet robinson
    Jun 1, 2017 at 11:21 am
    Go to easley, SC to find Alfred b. Robinson and william a. Robinson as Elvis and Jessie they attend the Presbyterian church behind Robinson funeral home. Go to Erskin College, Xr. Ebinezer Erskin Presley founded the church and was president of Erskin college. Look in grave yard at church for Robinson Kennedy Smith and Presley's yes an extended part of the J.F.K. family alot of decendants are in Easley of this Kennedy family due to Elvis as a Robinson (William A. Robinson) the Kennedy's stated close to the presleys to protect the truth about J.F.K.@
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      Janet robinson
      Jun 1, 2017 at 11:11 am
      I need help I was a roster child Elvis Presley now as Alfred B. ROBINSON of Easley and William A. Robinson is considered to be Jessie, but it's the other day around cause William has the to his mouth both are of Easley, SC. One at Robinson's clothing store next to Robinson's funeral home, proff go to Erskin College in Honea Path, SC Due West visit grave yard at Erskin college,' Presbyterian church on campus, find Robinson,Kennedy, Smith and Presley. Dr. Ebenezer Erskin Presley founded the church and was President of Erskin college, 3 generations at that church of Presley's, Smith's are related to Jeanann Kennedy she married Edward Steven Smith,Elvis's mother Gladys Love SmithPresley. Look up Elvis as an Indian Jesuit Jewish Priest, then find the island in the Indian ocean where the Ilumaniti compound is. There you will find out the truth about Charlie Chaplin as Hitler and Elvis and Hitler being from the Roma community of India roots.
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