Victoria and Abdul: From Book to Screen

Victoria and Abdul

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The story behind the film

Join Shrabani Basu, author of Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, the source material for Stephen Frears’ Victoria and Abdul, for a screening of the film and a Q&A.

Shrabani Basu is a journalist and author. Her other books include For King and Another Country, Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18 (2015), Spy Princess, The Life of Noor Inayat Khan (2006) and Curry, the Story of Britain’s Favourite Dish. She has appeared at various literature festivals in UK and abroad and has been interviewed on BBC Woman’s Hour and Radio 4. She has featured in several BBC and ITV documentaries. Passionate about history, Shrabani enjoys bringing out the hidden stories from the 400-year relationship between India and Britain. In 2010, she set up the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust and campaigned for a memorial for the WWII heroine. The bust was unveiled by Princess Anne in London in November 2012.

Dir: Stephen Frears, PG, 111 mins

In association with Tongues on Fire as part of the London Asian Film Festival 2018

Explore the lives of Abdul Karim and Noor Inayat Khan further with our Asians in Britain website.

Sangeeta Datta in conversation on Rituparno Ghosh is also part of the Festival.


Name: Victoria and Abdul: From Book to Screen
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £12.00
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