Cities, Export of Empire, India's New Story
Historian and MP Tristram Hunt on how Britain's experience of Empire shaped today's global cities and Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Dr Shruti Kapila and Pankaj Mishra discuss India's future.
Rana Mitter talks to MP and historian Tristram Hunt about the urbanising effects of Britain's trading Empire as the pair walk the streets of London finding reminders of, and signposts to, the dominating imperatives and concepts of the era.
As India puts its colonial history firmly behind it - what does 2014's pivotal national election tell us about the forces shaping the country's future direction? Rana Mitter is joined in discussion by Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Dr Shruti Kapila and the writer, Pankaj Mishra.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.
Export of Empire
Tristram Hunt on how Britain's experience of Empire shaped today's global cities.
India's New Story
Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Shruti Kapila and Pankaj Mishra discuss the future of India.
Ten Cities That Made An Empire by Tristram Hunt is available in hardback and ebook from the 5 June 2014.
|Interviewed Guest||Tristram Hunt|
|Interviewed Guest||Bhikhu Parekh|
|Interviewed Guest||Shruti Kapila|
|Interviewed Guest||Pankaj Mishra|