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Online Talk – In the shadow of Jallianwala: Race, empire and nationalism in 1920s Britain

April 27 @ 7:30 pm BST

From the Empire Exhibition at Wembley to the growing spirit of nationalism among young Indians in Britain

The First World War saw 1.5 million volunteers from India rallying under the British flag and fighting for their lives in the trenches.

Less than six months later, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre saw hundreds of innocent men, women, and children killed.

The end of the war did not bring respite from conflict and all those who had fought returned to a different India.

1920s Britain also saw the dawn of a new era. As political boundaries in Europe were redrawn and the bright lights were switched on again, Britain saw a renewed emphasis on empire and glory.

From the Empire Exhibition at Wembley to the growing spirit of nationalism among young Indians in Britain, in this talk Shrabani Basu looks at how the 1920s laid the foundation for the turbulence and tension that lay ahead within the British Empire.

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Date:
April 27
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Date:
April 27
Time:
7:30 pm BST
Event Categories:
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Other

Additional Information:
This is an online event