Partition, Mohsin Hamid, Gurinder Chadha
Presented by Anne McElvoy. With author Mohsin Hamid talking about migration, Mohsin Hamid, Preti Taneja and Sam Goodman discussing India's Partition, and director Gurinder Chadha.
Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, has now written a love story unfolding against today's refugee crisis. He joins Anne McElvoy to explore migration past and present. They're joined in the studio by New Generation Thinkers Preti Taneja and Sam Goodman who share their research and compare notes about Partition in film and fiction. Gurinder Chadha talks about her new film Viceroy's House, which features Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, and Michael Gambon in a depiction of events in 1947 when Lord Mountbatten was the last Viceroy of India.
Mohsin Hamid's novel Exit West is out now.
Viceroy's House is released in cinemas around the UK from Friday March 3rd.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod.