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"History is Written by the Victors": The Making of Viceroy's House

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"History is Written by the Victors": The Making of Viceroy's House

Speaker: Gurinder Chadha
Chair: Dr Mukulika Banerjee, LSE

Viceroy's House is a deeply personal film written, produced and directed by Gurinder Chadha, which follows the events leading up to the end of British rule in India. The film’s release coincides with the 70th anniversary of the independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

It’s 1947 and Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), having assumed the post of the last Viceroy, is charged with handing India back to its people. Travelling to Delhi with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson) and children, Mountbatten takes residence in the grand Viceroy’s House, where 500 Hindu Muslim and Sikh servants live downstairs. But as the political elite take their seats upstairs to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupts across country.

Gurinder will give a short talk on the making of the film, followed by an audience Q&A.

Gurinder Chadha OBE began her career as a BBC news reporter, before moving into documentary-making. She is now one of the UK's most respected film makers, with a successful track record in directing films which are international box office successes including Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice.

Dr Mukulika Banerjee is Director of the South Asia Centre and Associate Professor in Social Anthropology at LSE.

This event is free and open to LSE members of staff and LSE students only.

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The event takes place at the Alumni Theatre on the lower ground floor of the New Academic Buildling (NAB). See here for a campus map.

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