• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Amritsar Massacre: A century on

Amritsar Massacre book covers
Join journalist and author Sathnam Sanghera for a panel discussion on the Amritsar Massacre of 13 April 1919.

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.

  • 6pm - Doors open
  • 6.15pm - Refreshments and networking
  • 6:45pm - Panel starts
  • 7.50pm - Q&A
  • 8pm - Book signing

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