At this event, Sathnam Sanghera will launch two new books that take a fresh look at the most infamous act of colonial violence in 20th-century British India, the Amritsar Massacre.
Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre explores the experiences of ordinary people, British and Indian, caught up in a storm of simmering discontent and anxiety.
Eyewitness at Amritsar: A Visual History of the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre brings together comprehensive and compelling imagery along with chilling British and Indian eyewitness accounts to offer a radically different perspective of this defining historical event.
Joining Sathnam in a discussion that will cut to the very heart of current debates on British rule in India will be the books' authors, Kim A Wagner, Amandeep Singh Madra and Parmjit Singh.
Alongside them will be filmmaker Chris Durlacher, whose new Channel 4 documentary about the massacre was written and presented by Sathnam, and contemporary British artists The Singh Twins, whose latest project explores narratives around Empire and its legacies.