70. THE PARTITION OF INDIA: 75 YEARS ON

Kavita PuriBarney White-Spunner
70. THE PARTITION OF INDIA: 75 YEARS ON
Kavita Puri, Barney White-Spunner
Thursday 23rd June 19:30 (60 Min)
History Hit Outdoor Stage
In 1947 the conflicting political, religious and social tensions in India culminated in independence from Britain and the creation of Pakistan. The initial euphoria degenerated into bitter incrimination and recrimination as nearly one million people died and countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods. Partition dominated the history of South Asia for the next decades, leading to three wars, countless acts of terrorism, polarisation around the Cold War powers and to two nations with millions living in poverty spending disproportionate amounts on their military. It happened far away, but it would also shape modern Britain. 75 years later, Kavita Puri and Barney White-Spunner will discuss the legacy of those turbulent months.

Outdoor Programme Event

The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

£12.50
£4.00

THIS IS AN OUTDOOR PROGRAMME EVENT. ONLY A SINGLE OUTDOOR PROGRAMME TICKET PER PERSON PER DAY IS REQUIRED.

If you have a ticket for a tented talk the same day, there is no need to buy an additional Outdoor Programme ticket.