Voices of India: The First World War
This conference has now ended. See slides and other resources relating to the event.
For the past 100 years, the story of India’s role in the First World War has been largely forgotten, both within India and by the rest of the world.
The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove is bringing to life the diverse voices and experiences of individuals from India who were affected by the conflict in this major one-day conference. Discover the personal thoughts expressed by soldiers in letters home, listen to the astonishing sound recordings of soldiers in German prisoner of war camps and find out about extraordinary individuals such as Sophia Duleep Singh, Maharajah’s daughter, suffragette and nurse.
This international conference seeks to consider how Indian soldiers and their families have been represented in memory, literature, media and official record; and how they can or should be remembered and viewed a century on.
- Rana Chhina, Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, USI of India
- Dr Prabhjot Parmar, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
- Dr Santanu Das, Kings College,
- Kamila Shamsie, author (A God in Every Stone)
- Anita Anand, broadcaster (Any Answers, BBC Radio 4) and author (Sophia, Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary)
- The UK Punjab Heritage Association
- Dr Heike Liebau, Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin
- Kevin Bacon, the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Tickets £60, members £55, book in advance
Lunch is not included but there are lots of lovely cafes and restaurants to choose from near the venue.
Tickets includes drinks reception at the Royal Pavilion after the conference, 6.45-7.45pm and free entry with audio guide to the Royal Pavilion on the days adjacent to the conference, Friday 20 and Sunday 22 November.
To book tickets please call 03000 290902 or buy online.
- Purchase a ticket for the conference
- Download the Voices Of India conference e-flyer [PDF]
- Find out more about the Old Courtroom
- Visit the Gateways to the First World War project
- Visit the Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research website
- Visit the UK Punjab Heritage Association website
- Learn more about the Pavilion’s use as a WW1 hospital
- Find out more about the WW1 audio tour of the Royal Pavilion