UKPHA is recognised as a leading heritage charity, interested in Punjab's arts, literature, history and traditions. The organisation's roots lie in the personal journeys of its founding members who set out to discover and make sense of their cultural inheritance.

The UKPHA Bookclub is back !

We’re delighted to announce the return of the UKPHA Bookclub from 15 February 5PM (UK) We will kick off the new season with Sathnam Sanghera, who will talk about his new book Empireland. You can read more about him and the first few talks below.



Sathnam Sanghera

Empireland - How Imperialism Shaped Modern Britain

February 15, 2021
Award-winning journalist, author and presenter Sathnam Sanghera speaks with reporter-filmmaker Amandeep Kaur Bhangu about his latest book, Empireland. Described as presenting ‘an irresistible case for reviewing much of what we think we know about the reality and legacy of the British Empire’ (James O’Brien), Sathnam addresses the many ways in which imperialism continues, to this day, to permeate aspects of our lives – from politics through to culture.

Rehmat RAyatt

Toxification – The Award Winning Documentary

February 22, 2021
Toxification explores the plight of the Punjabi farmer and the price they pay for the rice on our plate. Ahead of the film's release on Amazon Prime Video, we hear from Rehmat Rayatt in conversation with Harkirat K. Assi of Punjab Arts.

Marina Wheeler QC

The Lost Homestead. My Mother, Partition and the Punjab

March 1, 2021
In this gripping memoir Marina Wheeler tells the story of her mother’s early years shaped by the Partition and her subsequent search for personal and political freedom. In conversation with Kavita Puri

Prof Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

March 8, 2021
Prof Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh drawing upon her work on the Guru Granth Sahib will discuss how the female was exalted by the Gurus to ensure equality. She will highlight how this ideal of equality has failed to translate into everyday reality, and on International Woman’s day #choosetochallenge she will explore and challenge the numerous ways that women are denied the equality the Gurus had envisaged for them.