First World War Indian soldiers and their influence on writers


Learn about the lives and legacy of the Indian soldiers who came to Brighton during the First World War and stayed at Brighton Pavilion as a make-shift hospital. Since then, many writers have been inspired by this rich history for their own novels and plays including novelist Umi Sinha and playwright Suchi Chatterjee.

Umi Sinha, author of the highly acclaimed novel, Belonging, will be leading a two-hour Creative Writing Workshop in the museum’s Education Pavilion., using the Brighton Pavilion as inspiration.

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Umi Sinha will read from Belonging, her debut novel set in India and Sussex during the First World War. She will talk about her experience of researching the real lives of people in Brighton during this period, as well as her current novel-in-progress.

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