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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. The 2015 programme is from 17-26th October. Highlights include:

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

Tuesday, 20th October

British-Islamic Identity: ThirdGeneration Bangladeshis from East London, Dr Aminul Hoque

Wednesday, 21st October

Gandhi and Bengal, William Rhind

Thursday, 22nd October

Whatever Happened to the East India Company?, Roger Williams

Friday, 23rd October

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

Venue 2, The Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6L 

Saturday, 24th October

SPECIAL EVENT  2.15 pm onwards: 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)

2.45-4.15pm The Bengali contribution to the World Wars, Shaheda Rahman

Sunday, 25th October 

Lab 1A, Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU.

2.30-4.30 pm. The Nawab of Bengal: Collaboration and Resistance , Lyn Innes

 

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