Marina Wheeler – The Lost Homestead
This is a story about loss and new beginnings, personal and political freedom. Its central event is the Partition of British India in 1947 when Marina’s mother and her Sikh family were forced to flee their home, never to return. Some years after Partition, the family was again ‘displaced’ this time by choice when Marina’s mother, Dip Singh, married Marina’s father, the distinguished British journalist, Charles Wheeler, when he was the BBC’s South East Asia Correspondent based in Delhi. The book is a timely read. It touches on global themes that strongly resonate today; political change, religious extremism, migration, minorities, nationhood, identity and belonging.
In conversation with Susannah Simons
|When: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 5.30 pm|
|Where: Electric Palace|
|Sponsored by: Lawrences Auctioneers|