SOUTH ASIA HERITAGE MONTH LECTURES
A series of lectures curated especially for UK civil servants & personnel to mark South Asia Heritage Month, in collaboration with the Department for Transport, UK.
Friday, 23 July | 3pm UK
Christian Wolmar (@christianwolmar), Britain's bestselling transport historian and author of Railways and the Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed India (2017), will speak on Britain's role and influence on India's now-vast railway network and system.
Friday, 30 July | 3pm UK
Edward Anderson (@edanderson101) is Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, and is a specialist in colonial/modern Indian history. Ed will speak on the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947.
Friday, 6 August | 3pm UK
Maher Anjum (@MaherAnjum50) is a London-based British-Bangladeshi consultant with expertise in building cross-cultural strategic relationships currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Queen Mary University of London, and will speak on the independence of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan, from West Pakistan) in 1971, and the influence & contribution of the Bengali diaspora in Britain.
These lectures are closed to the public, and are being organised in collaboration with the Department for Transport, UK.