Talk: The Road to Independence and the contribution from Tower Hamlets

Bangladesh at 50, Community events, Cultural events, Heritage and museums, Workshops and activities
Thursday 22nd July 2021 (18:00-19:15)
Peter Shore MP, Ian Mikado MP and Abdul Quddus. Others unknown. Credit: Courtesy of Julie Begum, personal collection
Join us online for a talk about the events of 1971 and the local response in Tower Hamlets.

Swadhinata Trust delve into the historical context of Bangladesh’s fight for independence. They examine the wider timeframe from Partition of India in 1947 to the recognition of Bangladesh by Great Britain in 1972.  Discover images, photographs, press cuttings and first-hand accounts. Interviews reveal local and international perspectives from the time.  

The 35 minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by Dr Clelia Clini, and is a chance to discover more about how the timeline of events up to and throughout 1971 evolved, as well as personal perspectives from east London.  This is part of the Bangladesh@50 celebrations.

This Insight 71 talk is delivered in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, Loughborough University’s MMPI project (Migrant Memories and the Post-colonial Imagination) and Swadhinata Trust.

 Spaces are limited so please register your place as soon as possible.