UKPHA VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB

In partnership with Kashi House CIC 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 5:00 PM
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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 5:00 PM
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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 5:00 PM
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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 5:00 PM
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Previous Events

Haroon Khalid

Haroon Khalid is an anthropologist and author of four books. Walking with Nanak is his highly rated third book and is a result of a lifetime’s fascination with the life of Guru Nanak. In the words of The Hindustan Times : “Khalid manages to bring the founder of Sikhism to life, manages to walk with him, and manages to take readers along.”

Dr Nadhra Kahn

The Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1799-1839) died ten years before the British annexation of the Punjab in 1849. his funerary monument or samadhi is located next to the Lahore fort, where the Maharaja lived. The structure is the last state funded project of the Lahore Darbar and represents a high point of nineteenth-century Sikh architecture, second only to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Prof William Gould & Prof Sarah Ansari

The politics behind the Partition of India in 1947

Kevin Bacon and Jody East

Why did George IV's seaside pleasure palace become a hospital for Indian soldiers? A talk and Q&A with Kevin Bacon and Jody East from Brighton's Royal Pavilion, exploring the myths and realities surrounding one of the most unusual hospitals of the First World War.