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1947: Independence, Partition, End of the Empire

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Lady Violet Room, National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of India's Independence, founding of Pakistan, the Partition, and the end of the British Empire in South Asia. Join us for a lively discussion of the events that unfolded in 1947, their ramifications for the (now) four countries and the globe, and the intertwined pathways to the future. Shaista Aziz is a British journalist, writer, stand-up comedian and former international aid worker of Kashmiri-Pakistani descent. Shrabani Basu was born in Calcutta and grew up in Dhaka, Kathmandu and Delhi. She is a journalist and historian, and her latest book is Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidante. Radhika Swarup spent a nomadic childhood, growing up in India, Italy, Qatar, Pakistan, Romania and England. Her debut novel, Where the River Parts, tackles the Partition and its aftermath with sensitivity and commendable honesty. Alex von Tunzelmann is a British historian, screenwriter and the author of Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire. The evening will be chaired by India-born novelist, Sunny Singh.

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