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09th November 2010

Exeter’s vibrant Diwali celebrations go off with a bang!

Exeter’s front quad was filled with the lights and sounds of fireworks on 3rd November, as the College celebrated the Indian festival of Diwali.

Exeter’s Diwali festivities have become a highlight of the College’s year, as both undergraduate and graduate students come together to enjoy fireworks and a delicious Indian meal in Hall.

This year’s event began with a talk by Faisal Devji, University Reader in Modern South Asian History, on Gandhi in the Rector’s Lodgings, before everyone headed out into the front quad for fireworks and traditional Indian sweets.

Once the fireworks had all been extinguished the guests went into Hall and enjoyed a meal of samosas and bhajis, chicken makhani (or paneer butter masala for vegetarians) with rice and naan bread, and rice kheer, all accompanied by mango juice and tea.

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