UKPHA VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB

Join us each week as we connect you to great authors and content creators on topics of Sikh and Punjabi arts, culture and heritage and history. Register and join in.

Sathnam Sanghera

Empireland - How Imperialism Shaped Modern Britain
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.
February 15, 2021
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Rehmat RAyatt

Toxification – The Award Winning Documentary
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.
February 22, 2021
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Marina Wheeler QC

The Lost Homestead. My Mother, Partition and the Punjab
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
March 1, 2021
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Prof Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

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.
March 8, 2021
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