Talk: The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj
Winchester: Sunday 3 November, 15.40–16.40
Talk synopsis: The dramatic true story of a Udham Singh, a low caste Sikh orphan radicalised in 1919 by the British massacre of hundreds of innocent unarmed civilians in Punjab’s second city of Amritsar. This is a forensic account of a ferocious twenty-year campaign of revenge. Udham’s fulfilment of his vow would make him a hero to hundreds of millions in India, the subject of a cover up in a Britain, a poster boy for Goebbels and would spawn a classic legend.
Speaker bio: Anita Anand is a political journalist who has presented television and radio programmes on the BBC for 20 years. She currently presents Any Answers on Radio 4. She is the author of Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary and, with William Dalrymple, Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond. She lives with her husband and two children in London.