Event: An Evening with Shrabani Basu.
Chair: Prof Bashabi Fraser, Director of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) at Edinburgh Napier University.
Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.
Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018.
Time: Registration: 6.30pm-7pm. Event: 7pm-9pm.
Event Description: Shrabani Basu is a journalist and author. Her books include For King and Another Country, Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18 (2015), Victoria & Abdul, The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant (2010), Spy Princess, The Life of Noor Inayat Khan (2006) and Curry, the Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. She has appeared at various literature festivals in UK and abroad and has been interviewed on BBC Woman’s Hour and Radio 4. She has featured in several BBC and ITV documentaries.
She is passionate about history and enjoys bringing out the hidden stories from the 400-year relationship between India and Britain.
In 2010, she set up the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and campaigned for a memorial for the WWII heroine. The bust was unveiled by Princess Anne in London in November 2012.
Her book Victoria & Abdul has been made into a major British film directed by Stephen Frears and stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.
Cost: £7/£5 (Concessions)/£2 (Students). For a Registration Form: