Voices of India: The First World War Programme
The Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD
Janita Bagshawe, Director, Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove
11:05 Introduction: ‘All the King’s Men: The Great War’s Forgotten Army’
Rana Chhina, Secretary, Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, United Service Institution of India, New Delhi
PART 1, Chaired by Rana Chhina
11:20 ‘”Dark-Skinned Warriors”: India and the Great War’
Dr Prabhjot Parmar, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
11:45 ‘Voices from the Shadow: South Asian Prisoners of War in Germany’
Heike Liebau, Centre for Oriental Studies, Berlin
12:10 ‘Recovering Memory: Narratives of Indian Soldiers and the Great War’
Adil Chhina, Researcher, Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, United Service Institution of India, New Delhi
12:35 ‘Medicine, Media and Myth in the Pavilion Indian Hospital’
Kevin Bacon, Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove
13:15 LUNCH, opportunity to visit the Royal Pavilion.
PART 2, Chaired by Dr. Lucy Noakes
14:45 Introduction, Gateways to the First World War
Dr. Lucy Noakes, University of Brighton
14:50 ‘Letting the Landscape Speak’
Tom Donovan, co-author of The Indian Corps on the Western Front: A Handbook and Battlefield Guide.
15:15 ‘The Chattri Memorial Group; the voice of a community which commemorates the sacrifice of the Indian soldiers’
Davinder Dhillon, The Chattri Memorial Group, in conversation with Rana Chhina.
15:40 ‘Empire, Faith & War: The Sikhs & WWI – The creation of a people’s history’
UK Punjab Heritage Association
16:15 Tea break
PART 3, Chaired by Kevin Bacon
16:50 ‘Sophia, Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary’
Anita Anand, Author and Broadcaster
17:15 ‘The Truth of Fiction’
Dr. Santanu Das, Kings College, London, in conversation with Kamila Shamsie, Author.
With questions and audience participation
18:15 ‘Take the Bachelors to War: Songs of Separation’ performance
Jasdeep, Amanroop and Harleen, musicians
18:45 Join us for a end of conference drinks reception in the Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room.