Programme 5. India
A new series in which Neil MacGregor explores how five major countries see Britain through the prism of historical events, cultural influences and objects. Programme 5. India
2019 is a year of potentially momentous change for the United Kingdom, and in a new series of five programmes, Neil MacGregor visits five different countries to talk to leading political, business and cultural figures to find out how they, as individuals and as members of their broader communities, see Britain.
In this programme he travels to Mumbai and Delhi to see how far the relationship between India and Britain can be traced back to key events or cultural influences, and what impact those events still have on the nature of that relationship today. Ram Narasimhan, Proprietor of The Hindu Newspaper; the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Shobana Kamineni; and outspoken historian Kavita Singh are among those who reveal what they learnt about Britain at school and how their first encounters with Britain and British culture have shaped their perception of the country now.
Producer: Tom Alban