'Eyewitness at Amritsar' launches!
Our extraordinary new book, exploring the bloodiest act of colonial violence in 20th-century British India, launched at the National Army Museum.
On Saturday 13 April, to mark the one hundred year anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, author and journalist, Sathnam Sanghera, hosted a panel discussion to mark the launch of our latest book, Eyewitness at Amritsar.
Sathnam was joined by the book's authors, Amandeep Singh Madra and Parmjit Singh with Dr Kim Wagner, who wrote the foreword. Also there were filmmaker Chris Durlacher, whose new Channel 4 documentary about the massacre was written and presented by Sathnam, and contemporary British artists The Singh Twins, whose latest project explores narratives around Empire and its legacies.
After a poignant minute's silence in remembrance of the victims, an engaged and passionate audience saw the panel discuss the build up to the massacre, the heinous act itself and the aftermath, and explore current debates, including the controversial issue of an apology.
The impassioned Q&A session was capped off with a book signing by the authors.
Delicious food and refreshments were provided as always by the Punjab Arts CIC team.
Eyewitness at Amritsar is available now.