Prof Susheila Nasta’s ‘Asian Britain’ on BBC, and project nominated for award

Prof Susheila Nasta appeared on BBC News London on 25 November, discussing the impact of Asian immigrants on British history and society. Her bookAsian Britain vividly charts Britain’s process of coming to terms with the historic realities of its culturally diverse past and present. This extraordinary photographic history draws upon culture, film, music, the military, business, the suffragist movement and the different phases of historic settlement of Asian migrants from the subcontinent, the Caribbean and East Africa.

Prof Nasta outlines the book and the project Beyond the Frame, and film director Gurinder Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach) shows those images from her family’s history.

Beyond the Frame: Indian British Connections is shortlisted for the International Collaboration of the Year Award in the Times Higher Education Awards 2013. The award is for exceptional projects carried out jointly between a UK institution and one or more international partners. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 28 November 2013.

See the BBC News item at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25093567

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