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#8 - India’s first car, a South Asian goes viral in 1950s America, and the story of a South African snack
In this episode, we take a dive into the history of the first car manufactured in India and how it became the "king of the Indian roads."
We talk about Kuldip Rae Singh, an Indian student in the US who became famous in 1950s America after he stole the show on national television.
Finally, our food thing for this episode is the history of South Africa's favorite snack, bunny chow and its connection to South Asia.
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