93. VICTORIA AND ABDUL

Baillie Gifford Tent, Sat 30th June 16:30 - 17:30 (60 mins)

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The relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian attendant Abdul Karim was deemed so controversial by her family that his existence was scrubbed from royal history upon her death. Shrabani Basu, whose book is now a feature film, will explore how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of Empire at a time when independence movements in the sub-continent were growing in force.