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BENGAL HISTORY WEEK 2015

17-26 October 2015


Brick Lane Circle’s is organising its Sixth Annual Bengal History Week during 17-26 October 2015, which aims to help generate greater levels of interest on the learning of the history of Bengal.

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Bengal History Week Launch

A HALF DAY CONFERENCE ON MAJOR EVENTS, ISSUES AND STRUGGLES


4.15pm - The Last Raja of West Pakistan - by Priyajit Debsarkar

2.45 pm - Changing Meanings of Rice - Famine, Food Campaign and Cultural Response to Politics of Poverty: Bengal 1945-59 - by Shanjukta Ghosh

5.45pm - Contested Histories and Nationalisms: The Crisis of Contemporary Bangladesh - by Professor Mushtaq Khan

Saturday, 17 October 2015, 2.30-8pm. Brady Arts Centre 196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bengal-history-week-2015-launch-conference-tickets-18681426650

 

Michael Madhusudan Dutt: The people's playwright - by Sharmeen Haque

Sunday 18 October 2015, 2.30-4.30pm. Lab 5. Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/michael-madhusudan-dutt-the-peoples-playwright-tickets-18682335368

 

The Rise and Fall of the Portuguese in Mughal Bengal - by Robert Ivermee

Monday 19 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 2&3. Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-portuguese-in-mughal-bengal-tickets-18682353422k/myevent?eid=18682353422

 
British-Islamic Identity: Third-Generation Bangladeshis from East London - by Dr Aminul Hoque

Tuesday 20 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 1A. Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-islamic-identity-third-generation-bangladeshis-from-east-london-tickets-18682472779

 
Gandhi and Bengal – by William Rhind

Wednesday 21 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 1A. Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gandhi-and-bengal-tickets-18682487824

 

Whatever Happened to the East India Company? – Roger Williams

Thursday 22 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm. Lab 6, Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whatever-happened-to-the-east-india-company-tickets-18682493842

 

The Guardian & Times coverage of the late President Ziaur Rahman’s life (1971-1981) - by Ehtasham Haque

Friday 23 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm. Venue to be confirmed

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-guardian-times-coverage-of-the-late-president-ziaur-rahmans-life-1971-1981-tickets-18682506881

 

The Bengali contribution to the World Wars – by Shahida Rahman

Saturday 24 October 2015, 2.30-9pm. Venue 2, The Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-bengali-contribution-to-the-world-wars-tickets-18682905072

 

The British Empire in Fiji and its Legacy: Indian Indentured Labourers, Exile and Modern Day Multiculturalism

Film Screening (Sahara), lecture (A life in exile) and an exhibition (Empire, Exile and Sugar Plantations - the journey and experiences of Indian indentured labourers in Fiji).  The film explores current social issues and multiculturalism in the Island of Fiji and includes both native and Indian characters. Before the film show there will be a lecture by the Director of Sahara Dr Satish Rai on 'A Life in Exile'.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-british-empire-in-fiji-and-its-legacy-indian-indentured-labourers-exile-and-modern-day-tickets-18682571073

 

POPULAR EAST INDIA COMPANY DOCKSIDE WALK – by Dr Georgie Wemyss

Sunday 25 October 2015, 11am-1pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/popular-east-india-company-dockside-walk-tickets-18682913096

 

The Nawab of Bengal: Collaboration and Resistance – by Lyn Innes

Sunday 25 October 2015, 2.30-4.30pm. Lab 1A. Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-nawab-of-bengal-collaboration-and-resistance-tickets-18682923126

 

Calcutta Botanic Garden: Knowledge Formation and the Expectations of Botany in a Colonial Context, 1833-1914 – by Adrian Thomas

Monday 26 October 2015, 6.30-8.30pm. Venue to be confirmed


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/calcutta-botanic-garden-knowledge-formation-and-the-expectations-of-botany-in-a-colonial-context-tickets-18682950207

 

For details please email bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07914119282 www.bricklanecircle.or
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Since October 2010 Brick Lane Circle has been organising an annual Bengal History Week in East London. It is designed to help generate and expand interest in learning Bengal's history and introduce historians and scholars to new audiences in non-academic settings.


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Bengal History Week 2014


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