The 'Making Britain' team in partnership with the British Library delivered the touring panel exhibition 'South Asians Making Britain, 1858-1950'. The display focused on a wide range of South Asian-British networks and interactions including South Asian contributions to sport, the arts, domestic, cultural and intellectual life, resistance and activism, as well as national and global politics. It was developed out of the extensive research of the project, examining a wealth of new material from archives in India, Sri Lanka, the United States and Britain. The exhibition was funded by the AHRC, The Open University and The British Library.
The exhibition was launched at the conference 'Bharat Britain: South Asians Making Britain' at the British Library on 13-14 September 2010 and visited regional venues across the UK throughout 2010-11. It was supported by educational lectures and workshops at select venues.
For details about additional dates for the UK exhibition and the tour of a revised and expanded exhibition to British Council libraries in India in 2011-12 please visit our new site for future dates.
The display was shown at the following venues: