Indian Soldiers in WW1 – An event to celebrate Black History Month
Monday, 8th October 2018
Presented by Nicola Benge, of Brighton’s Strike a Light arts and heritage project, and Umi Sinha, author of Belonging
Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives, but history has mostly forgotten these sacrifices. This hour long illustrated talk (from both fact and fiction perspectives) looks into how the presence of Indian Soldiers hospitalised at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton between 1915- 1916 impacted on the city and the soldiers themselves during the First World War and beyond.
In conversation with Creative Director of Strike a Light- Arts & Heritage – Nicola Benge, and author and teacher Umi Sinha, who will read and talk around extracts from her novel, Belonging.