The NATIONAL INDO-AMERICAN MUSEUM builds bridges across generations and connects cultures through the diverse, colorful stories of all Indian Americans.



June 27, 2021

11:00 AM CT

“For my family, food is the language of love and memory,” says Zubair Mohajir, the chef for our next Taste of India. This segment brings us right to our home where Zubair runs Wazwan Chicago, a South Asian focused restaurant. In June, Zubair opens Aman with a daytime South Asian café atmosphere and a nighttime multi-course Tasting Menu experience. Eater Chicago hails Aman as among the most anticipated restaurants in Chicago.

Zubair’s cooking reflects his life. His dishes are traditional, yet contemporary. They draw from his experiences of life in the Middle East, and work in leading American restaurants in the US.

On Sunday June 27 , 11 AM CT watch Zubair prepare his signature dishes as he shares his immigrant story. Get your tickets now! One lucky participant will win an eight course Tasting Menu dinner for two!

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About Us

Successful and highly regarded programs and exhibits as well as collaborations with leading Chicago institutions have established the museum’s reputation since its incorporation as a 501(c)3 organization in 2008. In recognition of its role as the first and only institution of its kind in the country dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing the full spectrum of the Indian American experience in all its linguistic, religious, socio-economic and regional diversity, the museum changed its name from the Indo-American Heritage Museum to the National Indo-American Museum.
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Our Values


Input from across generations, within and beyond the community, keeps us responsive to ideas and issues and true to our grass roots origins. We engage with the elders and with younger generations to document the past and build leadership for the future.


As keeper and teller of stories of an incredibly diverse Indian American community, secularity and inclusiveness are in our very DNA and essential to our existence.


Collaboration, partnership and sharing are key elements that define us as an umbrella organization.


By relating aspects of Indian American history and heritage to contemporary issues and contemporary forms of expression, we aim to keep the stories from the community alive and especially meaningful to our younger audiences.