Come and find out how Bloomsbury, the bohemian hub of early 20th-century moderns, was imbued at its heart by India. Indian artists, writers and publishers were familiar faces on its streets, among them MJ Tambimuttu, editor of Poetry London, and novelist and art critic, Mulk Raj Anand, founding-father of the Indian novel in English. Join writers Elleke Boehmer, Romesh Gunesekera, Susheila Nasta and Sukhdev Sandhu to discover more about Asian Bloomsbury.
The event is preceded by a 'Bloomsbury London' walking tour, highlighting the material traces of the Asian presence and sites of British-Asian encounter.
To join the walk and find out more first hand about Bloomsbury's Asian connections prior to the event, please sign up with Heather Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The walk is led by Alex Bubb of Oxford University. On 8 July, please meet outside the front of Waterstone's in Gower St WC1 at 10am for a 10.15am start. The walk ends at Southbank Centre by 11.45am.
The walk is free but numbers are strictly limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment.