Event Details

  • Date
  • Wed 25th Sep 2019
  • Venue
  • The London Library
  • Address
  • 14 Saint James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LG View Map

  • Time
  • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket Prices

  • Student Under 26
  • 9.00
  • Non Member Admission
  • 15.00

As part of an ongoing series in partnership with the Bloomsbury Institute, Award-winning BBC radio producer and broadcaster Kavita Puri discusses her new book, Partition Voices, in conversation with novelist Nikita Lalwani. Finally breaking the silence of the many people, living in Britain, who witnessed the devastating events of Indian partition, Puri records the remarkable first-hand testimonies of South Asians, including her own father, who were once subjects of the British Raj, and are now British citizens. The result is an epic of ruptured families and friendships, extraordinary journeys and daring rescue missions that reverberates with pain, loss and compassion and confronts the difficult truths at the heart of Britain’s shared history with South Asia.

Kavita Puri works in BBC Current Affairs and is an award-winning TV executive producer and radio broadcaster. Her landmark three-part series Partition Voices for BBC Radio 4 won the Royal Historical Society’s Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. Her critically acclaimed Radio 4 series, Three Pounds in My Pocket, charts the social history of British South Asians from the post-war years.

Nikita Lalwani was born in Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff. Her first novel Gifted was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel The Village won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award. She has written for various publications including AIDS Sutra, an anthology exploring the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in India. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Event Timings
Doors and drinks: 6.45pm
Talk: 7pm

Ticket price range
£6 to £15