A new release of my book Victoria & Abdul has been made to celebrate the new feature film. To buy this edition click here. The view the trailer ::






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Watch Shrabani Basu interview on BBC World.


16-17 January Apeejay Kolkata Literatre Festival



16 Jan 2017 

The Lives of Others: Fiction and History

Issues and challenges of fictionalizing the past. With Kiran Nagarkar, Nayantara

Sahgal and Selina Sen. Moderated by Shrabani Basu.

Time: 3 pm - 4 pm

Venue: St. Paul's Cathedral Grounds


17 January 2017

Lest We Forget: Rescuing Lost Histories.

Challenges and awards of revisiting silenced histories. With Ritu Menon, Kama Maclean, Shrabani Basu, Kavita Panjabi. by Jael Silliman

Time: 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 PM

Venue: St Paul's Cathedral Grounds 


19-23 January 2017 Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi Palace, Jaipur


20 January 2017

Before We Visit the Goddess

Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee in conversation with Shrabani Basu

Time: 11:15-12:15pm 

 Venue: Front Lawn.


20 January 2017

“Queen Victoria”

A.N.Wilson introduced by Shrabani Basu

Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm 

Venue: Cox & Kings Char Bagh


23 January 2017

Victoria and Abdul

Stephen Frears, Shrabani Basu and A.N. Wilson in conversation with Raja Sen

Time and Venue: TBC


8 February 2017

Forgotten Soldiers of the Raj

Talk by Shrabani Basu

Colony as Empire Series, South Asia Centre, London School of Economics, 

Venue: 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

6.30 p.m




Christmas Pick by The Evening Standard, London, for best books of 2015!
Chosen by historian A.N.Wilson


For King and Another Country, Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18

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Shrabani at Noor Inayat Khan Memorial unveiling. Link

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