We are delighted to welcome our next speaker, Marina Wheeler, for a conversation on her new book, The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab.
The Lost Homestead follows Dip Singh’s (Wheeler’s mother) journey as she and her family were forced to flee their family home in Sargodha, western Punjab, following the partition of India and creation of Pakistan, never to return.
Please join us for a fascinating conversation with Marina Wheeler as she discusses her family’s story in the context of global transformation, touching on politics, religion, migration, identity and belonging. There will be opportunity for a Q & A session afterwards.
All proceeds from this event will go to The ClementJames Centre, enabling us to continue our work providing essential services for nearly 3000 people each year in North Kensington.
When? Wednesday 3rd March | 7 – 8 pm
Where? Online via Zoom. A link to access the event will be sent to you after registration.
About the author
Marina Wheeler is a British lawyer, author and columnist specialising in public law, including human rights. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2016. Wheeler writes regularly for the UK Human Rights blog and national newspapers, usually on legal subjects. The Lost Homestead is her first non-law book.
Marina Wheeler will be in conversation with fellow author and historian Victoria Schofield. We have been fortunate enough to host Victoria Schofield talking about her own book, The Fragrance of Tears: My Friendship with Benazir Bhutto, about her thirty-three year friendship with the late former prime minister of Pakistan. Schofield has previously written about the partition of India on the subject of the Kashmir conflict.