Beyond the Frame: Indian-British Connections

Lead Research Organisation: Open University
Department Name: English

Abstract

'Indian-British Connections' extends the public remit and international impact of the AHRC-funded collaborative research project 'Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad 1870-1950'. Drawing on the proven success of the UK exhibition (touring 2010-11), the new project proposes a diverse range of new activities to generate further dissemination of Making Britain's findings in India and Britain. Featuring rich visual evidence as a powerful conduit to provoke dialogue on a history that has largely existed outside orthodox frames, it will swivel the perspective to examine India's role within Britain (rather than Britain's well documented imperial influence in India) creating in particular a display reconfigured for Indian audiences. This exhibition will trace a transverse lineage of Indian-British interactions across the race, class, gender divide and draw public attention to the complex realities of both countries' intertwined histories. The impact of the 12-panel display will be enhanced by a catalogue, talks, workshops and learning materials. These activities will direct attention to the depth of research underpinning the project and the many stories of political, social & cultural consequence underlying it. Simultaneously, in the UK, the BL will add new online content(microsite/timeline) to the BL Learning website. A photographic history drawing on UK/India collections will expand the visual narrative and further enhance public understanding of the mixed heritage of present-day Britain.

These activities respond directly to major national and international demand generated by the project's many substantive, path-breaking outputs (interactive database, academic publications, workshops, conference, UK exhibition) and by academic and public audiences during Making Britain's final phase. In June 2010, India and Britain signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cultural exchange. This timely agreement directly involved several major museums in Britain, including the BL, which highlighted the project in a joint press statement released by the Dept. for Culture, Media and Sport. In June 2010, the British Council requested 4 preview panels to display at a reception in Delhi for the UK government delegation's visit.

Subsequently 'Making Britain' benefited from considerable public and media interest evidenced by the Guardian's commissioning of an interactive timeline on South Asian Britain for their World News webpage (Sept. 2010). The proposed follow-on public engagement activities are directly encouraged by this response and the BC's keen interest to co-ordinate the exhibition tour in India.

Led by the OU (Nasta, PI Making Britain), the project will continue its successful working relationship with the BL and pioneering historian Dr Visram (senior consultant; original project). In addition, it will develop productive new networks and knowledge exchange partnerships across the cultural, heritage, museum and education sectors. The timing is auspicious, given the keen support from museum partners as well as RCUK's 'India strategy' which aims to promote Arts and Humanities research links between India and Britain.

Professional affiliations with the British Museum, British Council (India), National Archives of India, RCUK (India), and Southbank Centre (London) are established and link a large network of internationally distinguished scholars, educationalists and curators, bringing new perspectives and value. By its focus on specific Indian British interactions which illustrate how these early South Asians shaped Britain's cultural, political and economic life, 'Indian British Connections' will complicate and add graphic depth to contemporary understandings of 'diaspora' and 'migration'. This will fill a major gap in public knowledge of the significant contributions this population made to the formation of the UK's long multicultural history and the makings of present-day post-colonial India and Britain.

Planned Impact

A key impact of 'Indian-British Connections' will be to present 'Making Britain's' findings in new contexts, attracting wide public responses through a 6-city India tour, offering new insights on Indian British local and global networks in the period. The display and KT activities will make clear the extent to which Britain was host to Indian networks and influences, offering invaluable insights and new knowledge for public consumption. Audience responses will be monitored through feedback forms by the British Council.

The KT activities will engage several new constituencies. The wider public in Britain and India through outreach activities around the exhibition; organisations: RCUK, BL, NAI, BC, British High Commission with whom we are working to curate and tour the exhibition to India; as well as South Asia/UK more generally for whom the issues around cultural diversity and cross-cultural interactions continue to resonate.

A further impact will be to translate the relevance of the substantive archival findings to inform public policy, thus contributing to quality of life by fostering a more inclusive approach to heritage, identity, and cross-cultural knowledge, reframing the standard narrative of Indian-British relations. For example, through RCUK (India) and the British High Commission in India, the exhibition/talks will be available for diplomats and civil servants.

The knowledge exchange activities between national/international partners in the arts/culture/museum sector, exemplified by this project, will enhance potential for future alliances and professional associations. This will raise awareness of how to present for public consumption the complex issues surrounding cultural diversity and cross-cultural histories and their relevance to present-day contexts. In the long-term, such links may stimulate overseas knowledge exchange through research fellowships linking curators in South Asia and Britain, e.g. the intended BL/NAI collection digitisation.

Digital/print teaching materials will draw attention to 'Making Britain's research, engaging non-academic communities through the wide circulation of materials, potentially initiating pedagogical shifts leading to a more inclusive curriculum in India and Britain. The cumulative effect of our collaborations will act as a launch-pad for educational engagement through diverse platforms (Dates/materials for BL award-winning 'Timelines' site (5500 visits/month)/micro-site, teachers' packs, catalogue, original MB database), monitored and assessed through web statistics.

The 'Indians in Bloomsbury' event at leading arts hub (Southbank Centre) will attract a wide national and international audience, signifying the importance of the project's findings to non-specialist audiences. This will present the cultural interactions of Indians in Bloomsbury as significant players in the conventional narrative of British modernity to a mainstream audience.

PI Nasta's established public networks through her 28-year editorship of Wasafiri, 3-year leadership of Making Britain, 5-year advisory role on the AHRC's Diasporas, Migrations & Identities initiative and the project's ongoing relation with the OU Ferguson Research Centre for Africa and South Asia will deepen the strong institutional base and help facilitate the project's pathways to impact.

The Photographic History (Saqi Books) is intended for a trade audience and will act as a lasting visual legacy of the project's findings. Stimulating for the general reader as well as in educational contexts, the publication will provide a unique visual record for the Asian community in Britain and audiences interested in the UK's long multi-cultural history, encouraging local users to explore UK archival holdings and expand knowledge of heritage. On publication, the book will be accompanied by a series of media & public outreach events in UK schools and libraries, further extending the project's audience.

Publications


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Nasta S (2011) Sealing a Friendship in Wasafiri
Nasta, Susheila; Stadtler, Florian (2013) Asian Britain: A Photographic History
 
Description Beyond the Frame: Indian British Connections is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded follow-on project. It expands and builds on the success of the 3-year research project 'Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad' (2007-10). Profiling visual and archival sources in international collections, Beyond the Frame highlights the numerous ways in which South Asians positioned themselves within British society and culture and explores the significance of their impact on British life. Showcasing key historical links and cultural exchanges that took place between India and Britain, it also explores the tensions that arose from such encounters.

The primary objective of Beyond the Frame is to heighten public awareness of the depth of South Asian contributions to contemporary British life. It is led by Principal Investigator and Director, Professor Susheila Nasta of The Open University, with Penny Brook, Lead Curator of India Office Records, British Library, Research Fellow, Dr Florian Stadtler (OU), and pioneering historian of Asians in Britain, Dr Rozina Visram.

Working in close partnership with the British Library and the British Council, the project has toured a new facsimile panel exhibition 'Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950' to seven cities in India between 2011 and 2012. Profiling the extensive influence of the early South Asian presence in Britain from the period of the Raj to the early years of Independence, the exhibition drew attention to this history's ongoing relevance to British-Indian relations today. Positioned to create productive platforms for knowledge exchange, Beyond the Frame opened dynamic global pathways for cultural dialogue and public engagement.

In addition to follow-on funding from the UK Arts Humanities Research Council, this phase of the project has been enabled by financial support from The Open University, the British Library and World Collections Programme. This collaboration is further enhanced by a number of internationally distinguished partners, consultants and advisors; in particular, the British Council, coordinators of the India exhibition tour. At the same time, the original 'Making Britain' exhibition, has continued its highly successful UK tour.
Exploitation Route The project team delivered a varied programme of public engagement activities, including exhibitions, panel discussions, seminars, school workshops and lectures. In the UK, the project team has produced dynamic interactive online resources for the British Library's award-winning 'Timelines' website and a linked 'Asians in Britain' learning website aimed at the education sector and school children in Britain and India. Autumn 2013 marks the launch of an exciting new book, Asian Britain: A Photographic History, published by the Westbourne Press in partnership with Getty Images and the British Library. There is potential for bringing the database to the present, and doing an public artefact exhibition.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/south-asians-making-britain/index.shtml
 
Description The database has been used by a number of journalists including the BBC in the making of a number of programmes around the participation of Indian soldiers in both world wars. References to our materials have also been sourced by other on line databases.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic
 
Description AHRC Additional Funding
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Funding ID AHRC 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2011 
End 01/2012
 
Description Additional Research Funding
Amount £900 (GBP)
Organisation Open University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 08/2013
 
Description Early Careers Researchers Travel Funding
Amount £1,255 (GBP)
Organisation Research Councils UK (RCUK) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2010 
End 01/2011
 
Description Faculty Research Development Funding
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Open University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2012
 
Description IRRT Funding
Amount £1,815 (GBP)
Organisation Open University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start  
 
Description Making Britain - Making India
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 11/2010 
End 08/2011
 
Description British Council India partnership 
Organisation British Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The British Council, India partnered the project and coordinated the tour of the facsimile exhibition in India, inlcuding events and hosting the exhibition at its regional libaries.
Start Year 2011
 
Description British Library partnership 
Organisation Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Department The British Library
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project collaborated with the British Library, a major project partner, curate and design the exhibition and complimentary materials including bookmarks, catalogue brochures, school worksheets and an interactive learning website and timeline for BL Learning.
Start Year 2011
 
Description British Museum collaboration 
Organisation British Museum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution the project collaborated with the British Museum on the touring facsimile exhibition panels.
Start Year 2011
 
Description National Archives of India partnership 
Organisation National Archives of India
Country India, Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project partnered with the National Archives of India and offered curatorial assistance, the use of its exhibition space and organised its own tour of the display.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Southbank Centre partnership 
Organisation Southbank Centre
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The project was partnered by the Southbank Centre for the event 'Asian Bloomsbury', held a part of the London Literature Festival, July 2012.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Victoria and Albert Museum collaboration 
Organisation Victoria and Albert Museum
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of the World Collections Programme, the V&A assisted the project with exhibition permissions, reproduction and curatorial assistance.
Start Year 2011
 
Description AHRC Impact Report 2011/12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Beyond the Frame was featured as a case study in the AHRC's 2011-12 impact report to funders (p. 11).

Significance of project and collaborations disseminated widely, drawing attention to the success of the impact of Beyond the Frame.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description AHRC brochure: The UK and India: A partnership for research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The project was featured in this publication, launched at the Jalsa event celebrating UK-India Arts and Humanities Research.

Raised awareness and achievements of the profile and calibre of the project, as well as increased traffic to database and website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Asian Bloomsbury Beyond the Frame 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event discussed how Bloomsbury, the bohemian hub of early twentieth-century moderns, was criss-crossed at its heart by the presence of India. Chaired by Susheila Nasta, the discussion involved writers Elleke Boehmer, Romesh Gunesekera and Sukhdev Sandhu to discover more about Asian Bloomsbury and how South Asian writers and artists engaged with British culture, influencing contemporary global visions of modernity.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the project increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Ahmedabad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion to launch the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950 at the British Council Library, Ahmedabad.

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Chennai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion chaired by Prof. Susheila Nasta to launch the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950.

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion with Nayantara Sahgal, Susheila Nasta, Penny Brook and Florian Stadtler, chaired by Adam Pushkin to launch the exhibition, 'Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950'.

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications extended from the launch on the project topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Hyderabad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public launch panel discussion to launch the exhibition, Beyond the Frame India in Britain, 1858-1950

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Kolkata 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Round table panel discussion to launch the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain at the British Council library in Kolkata, sparked questions and discussion.

The British deputy high commissioner in Kolkata who attended the event and viewed the digital outputs of the project said these should be required reading for any member of the foreign office staff posted to South Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Mumbai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion to launch the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950 in Mumbai

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, British Council, Pune 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel discussion to launch the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950.

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Beyond the Frame Launch Event, National Archives of India, Delhi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Roundtable panel discussion to launch the exhibition display at the National Archives of India, Delhi.

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame: India in Britain 1858-1950 Workshops for Schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School workshops for Indian students and their teachers to accompany the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950. The project team taught over 450 school children in workshops across India during the exhibition tour, using the specially designed learning resources (worksheets and new digital resources on the BL Learning website).

After the workshops traffic on the project database and website increased, and the workshops raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950. Teachers intended to continue to use the worksheets and reconsider how the relationship between India and Britain was taught on the standard curriculum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame: India in Britain 1858-1950 exhibition catalogue brochure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This catalogue brochure accompanied the India tour of the 'Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950' facsimile panel exhibition. It expanded on the themes on the exhibition, with illustrations and notes on South Asians Making Britain Home, their contributions to arts and Intellectual Life, Sports and Leisure, two World Wars, and Activism and Politics.

Raised awareness of topic, by expanding on the themes of the exhibition. Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the exhibition increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame: India in Britain 1858-1950 exhibition tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This OU-BL co-curated exhibition of 12 facsimile panels toured Indian cities between Nov 2011-September 2012 in partnership with the British Council and National Archives of India.

Along with outreach activities and online learning materials, these displays helped to re-focus public and political perceptions in Britain and India of South Asian contributions to British life before 1950. The curatorial process resulted in academic and pedagogic knowledge exchange and collaboration between organisations in the arts, culture and museum sectors. The resulting outcomes highlight substantial benefits of cross-sector knowledge exchange. The exhibition had impact on people's perception on issues of citizenship and equality, reflected in visitor responses. The strong OU/BL project partnership generated wider political interest, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London hosting the exhibition and a staff seminar by the project team on cultural diplomacy. The India exhibition provoked dialogues across numerous constituencies through arts and culture events, school workshops with over 450 children, stimulating wide media coverage. The display and accompanying events further influenced cultural programming, sparking curriculum debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Beyond the Frame: India in Britain 1858-1950 presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of the project and exhibition display at the British High Commission, New Delhi, as part of the RCUK/AHRC Jalsa event celebrating UK-India Arts and Humanities Research and the launch of the publication, 'The UK and India: A Partnership for Research'

This event, organised by the RCUK office in India and the AHRC was designed to highlight UK-India collaborative research. The project team presented on its activities in India. Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the exhibition increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Beyond the Frame: Song of the Immigrant (Times of India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article Times of Indian to coincide with the launch of the exhibition, Beyond the Frame, in Delhi.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.timescrest.com/culture/song-of-the-immigrant-6810
 
Description Bloomsbury Walking Tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This walking tour through Bloomsbury coinciding with the Southbank event, Asian Bloomsbury Beyond the Frame, traced the presences and locations of South Asians living in London in the period 1900-1940.

Interest in the project and the local reality of the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Book Launch: Sajjad Zaheer's A Night in London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Book launch event, for the translation of Sajjad Zaheer's A Night in London, with discussant and chair, Susheila Nasta. Other participants included Amina Yaqin and the translator, Bilal Hashmi.

Alerted audience to contributions of Asians to literary movements in Bloomsbury, in the 1930s.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Book review: Asian Review of Books 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A book review of Asian Britain, on Asian Review of Books.

Via the review the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the review traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.asianreviewofbooks.com/new/?ID=1717
 
Description British Library Annual Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project was featured in the 2011-12 British Library annual report.

Significance of project and BL's involvement disseminated widely, drawing attention to BL-OU collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Curator talk South Asians Making Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Curator talk to coincide with the display of the exhibition 'Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad, 1858-1950' at Southall Public Library

Traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and significant interest was shown by local community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Discovering Communities, Discovering Collections conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.rluk.ac.uk/about-us/blog/sharing-forgotten-histories-south-asians-britain/
 
Description Event: Bradford Literary Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sparked discussion.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Event: D.Thomas Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sparked Q&A afterwards.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Event: Launch Asian Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Launch of the photographic history Asian Britain.

After the launch traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, as well as the publication Asian Britain. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic and book extended from the launch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Event: OU Pioneer Alumni 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Event: South Asian Literature Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Opening night, panel discussion about Asian Britain.

After the launch event traffic on the project database and website increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, as well as the photographic history itself. Several press interviews and publications on the project topic and book extended from the opening night.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Event: Write Idea Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talk will spark questions.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description FCO briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Briefing to Foreign and Commonwealth Office Staff on the Beyond the Frame exhibition tour as a follow up to the cultural diplomacy seminar in November 2011

Shared cultural, political and social awareness around the project aims.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Foreign Office Seminar: Cultural Diplomacy' Making Britain' and 'Beyond the Frame': Indian-British Connections 1858-1950, a case study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Lunchtime seminar for Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff coinciding with the launch of the exhibition display at the venue. Talk sparked questions and discuss afterwards.

This was a staff seminar for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 'Cultural Diplomacy' in the 21st century jointly held with the British Library. It led to further meetings with the FCO and some consultancy following the exhibition in India. Also resulted in British high commission issuing a Press Release on their sites for exhibition tour in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Leonard Woolf and Mulk Raj Anand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact incited speaker and discussant at the Leonard Woolf symposium, University of Oxford.

BBC Radio 3 programme transpired from the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description London's Radical South Asian Writers - Retro Style 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact event to mark the launch of the special Issue of Wasafiri, Britain and India: Cross-Cultural Encounters.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the project increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description OU Platforms article: OU Indian presence in Britain project invited back to India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Feature on OU Platforms website about the project and its participation in the AHRC/RCUK Jalsa event celebrating UK-India Arts and Humanities research

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/news-and-features/ou-indian-presence-in-britain-project-invited-back-...
 
Description OU Platforms article: OU opens eyes in India with exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact OU platforms article on the project activities in India.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and the workshops raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/platform/news-and-features/ou-opens-eyes-in-india-exhibition
 
Description OU Platforms article: The story of Indians in Britain returns to India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact OU Platfroms news feature on the Beyond the Frame touring exhibition in India

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and the workshops raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.openuniversity.edu/news-blog/news/the-story-of-indians-in-britain-returns-to-india
 
Description Podcast: Asian Bloomsbury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel Discussion on Asian Bloomsbury with Professor Susheila Nasta, Editor of Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing, Dr Florian Stadtler of The Open University, Bhavit Mehta, director of the South Asian Literature Festival and Sophie Rochester, director of Fiction Uncovered on South Asian publishing networks in 1930s Bloomsbury London.

Talk sparked interest in project.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/wasifiri-panel-discussion/id542154731?i=117987239&mt=2
 
Description Press Article: Curries of yore and Indian Connect (Calcutta Telegraph) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Calcutta Telegraph on the exhibition

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.telegraphindia.com/1111211/jsp/calcutta/story_14865324.jsp
 
Description Press Article: OpenLearn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article online, on OpenLearn, to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Press Article: Secrets in a Frame (Times of India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on the Beyond the Frame exhibition published in the Education Times, Times of India, Kolkata

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.educationtimes.com/index.aspx?page=article&secid=1&conid=20111212201112121502598265daf6c2...
 
Description Press Release: Asian Britain publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release advertised the photo history Asian Britain.

The press release raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and the photo history, and several press interviews and publications on the project topic came about. The photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press Release: Beyond the Frame exhibition tour, Feb 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release to coincide with the second leg of the Beyond the Frame exhibition tour to India in February 2012 - it was widely distributed including the British Council, British Library, Open Universty and RCUK's office in India

Alerted people to the dates of exhibition, and the significance of projects aims, drawing attendees to the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press Release: Beyond the Frame exhibition tour, Nov-Dec 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This press release advertised the first leg of the Beyond the Frame exhibition tour to Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. It was widely disseminated, including by the British Council, British High Commission and British Library.

Alerted people to the dates of exhibition, and the significance of projects aims, drawing attendees to the exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Press article: A date with the 'other' history (DNA India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article to coincide with the launch of the exhibition in Pune.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of the exhibition, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press article: Asian Lite 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in Asian Lite to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press article: Blouin Artinfo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article online, on Blouin Artinfo, to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press article: Celebrating the Indian presence in Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published to coincide with the launch of the Beyond the Frame exhibition in Delhi.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/celebrating-the-indian-presence-in-brit...
 
Description Press article: Desi-angrezi connect 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in the Indian Express to coincide with the exhibition launch in Hyderabad.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of the exhibition and dates, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press article: Eastern Eye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Eastern Eye article on Asian Britain, entitled 'It's history in the making', online and on p. 22 of hard copy.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press article: Frayed Frames show Britain's Indian ties 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article to coincide with the launch of the Beyond the Frame exhibition in Delhi.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Press article: History of Indian presence in Britain showcased (Asian Lite) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in newspaper, Asian Lite, featuring the exhibition to coincide with its launch at the British Council in new Delhi

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.asianlite.com/asian-news/history-of-indian-presence-in-britain-showcased
 
Description Press article: Live Mint, 'History reframed' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article to coincide with the launch of the Beyond the Frame exhibition in Delhi.

Article on Live Mint online had a large circulation, traffic on the project database and website increased, and the publication raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/D6338L0BoUgmKk6AxOcgdP/History-reframed.html
 
Description Press article: Of Indian Curry and Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article to coincide with the launch of the Beyond the Frame exhibition at the British Council and National Archives of India.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.indianexpress.com/news/of-indian-curry-and-culture/883773/
 
Description Press article: Raj reversal (Times of India Crest edition) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Times of India Crest edition article to coincide with the exhibition in Chennai.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of the exhibition, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press article: Scroll of Hidden History (Pune Newsline) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article to coincide with the launch of the exhibition in Pune, India

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of the exhibition, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press article: Show highlights 'vibrant Indians' under British Raj (Hyderabad Hans) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article from newspaper Hyderabad Hans to coincide with the exhibition launch there.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of the exhibition, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press article: Subject's Masterwork 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Feature article in Indian weekly news magazine, The Week. The Week 'Subject's masterwork'; December 18, 2011; pp.88-9

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Press article: Sunday Times of India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in Sunday Times of India, entitled 'Britain's first desi was a Bengali boy', to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-11-24/deep-focus/44411810_1_east-india-company-indi...
 
Description Press article: Telegraph Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online gallery on Telegraph online, to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10576490/Asians-in-Britain.html
 
Description Press article: The Asian Today Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online Gallery in The Asian Today Online, to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://theasiantoday.com/PhotoGallery.aspx?articleID=3063
 
Description Press article: The Guardian G2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article to coincide with publication of Asian Britain, both online and in print. Online feature included a gallery of images.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/06/britains-asian-past-longer-than-think
 
Description Press article: The Hindu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in The Hindu, featured on Books page and the Sunday Magazine, entitled 'Inside, yet an outsider', to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/inside-yet-an-outsider/article5433273.ece#.UqUiKqqlkQg.gma...
 
Description Press article: The Independent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in The Independent, in print and online, entitled 'The hidden history of Asian Britain laid bare'. Featured on Independent Voices + Comment Page online, to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/we-are-all-dangerously-in-thrall-to-the-mirage-of-that-p...
 
Description Press article: The Indian Express 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article in The Indian Express, to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Press article: The Mail Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press article on The Mail Online, entitled 'Real-life East is East', featured in News Page. PR for Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2490000/Fascinating-book-Asian-Britain-reveals-happened-UK-c...
 
Description Press article: The other side of the story (The Pioneer) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published to coincide with the launch of the Beyond the Frame exhibition in Delhi.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Press article: View from Britain (The Hindu) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Hindu newspaper to coincide with the launch of the exhibition in Hyderabad.

After the article traffic on the project database and website increased, and it raised awareness of the exhibition, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/art/view-from-britain/article2922895.ece
 
Description Press article: Yahoo! News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online gallery on Yahoo! News, entitled 'A history in photographs', for Asian Britain.

Via the article the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the article traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://uk.news.yahoo.com/photos/asian-britain-a-history-in-pictures-1383834801-slideshow/
 
Description Public Lecture: 'George Orwell and Mulk Raj Anand' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture to coincide with the launch of the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950.

Developed networks with new specialists, and traffic on the project database and website increased. Lecture raised awareness of the exhibition and dates, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Public Lecture: Picturising Sabu: Empire Cinema, South Asian identities, and Filmic Stereotypes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture to coincide with the launch of the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950

Developed networks with new specialists, and traffic on the project database and website increased. Lecture raised awareness of the exhibition and dates, and the story of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Public Lecture: The Politics of Space and Gender: The Case of Asian Bloomsbury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact public lecture, followed by student seminar at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the project increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Public Lecture: Writing Beyond the Frame: South Asian Bloomsbury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture as part of EUNIC at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

Developed networks with new specialists, and traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Publication: Blog post for The Conversation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Provide better context for event.

Possibly increased flow to website and database.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://theconversation.com/remembering-mahatma-gandhi-the-first-statue-of-an-indian-unveiled-in-parl...
 
Description Published interview, relating to South Asia Centre lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Sonali Campion, preceding the LSE South Asia Centre 'Colony as Empire' lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2017/02/02/before-independence-there-was-a-synergy-between-india-an...
 
Description RCUK Press Briefing: Excellence with Impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Feature on Prof. Susheila Nasta and the Beyond the Frame Project's impact in generating a new perspective on Indian contributions to British Culture.

Beyond the Frame is part of RCUK's public engagement case studies featured as part of their press briefings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Racism in the Big Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Invited participant to Runneymede Trust led debate at the House of Commons

Networking with wider parties interested in race, equality and immigration policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Radio Interview: BBC Asian Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Nihal on BBC Asian Network, to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the interview the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the interview traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio Interview: Beyond the Frame (BBC Three Counties Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview for BBC Three Counties Radio to coincide with the exhibition launch in Milton Keynes

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the exhibition increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Radio broadcast: Beyond the Frame (BBC Three Counties Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibition walk through with BBC Three Counties Radio presenter to coincide with the launch of the exhibition, Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950 at The Open University in Milton Keynes.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the exhibition increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Radio interview: BBC Radio Leicester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview for BBC Radio Leicester to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the interview the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the interview traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio interview: BBC Three Counties 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC Three Counties, to coincide with the publication of Asian Britain.

Via the interview the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the interview traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio interview: BBC World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview on BBC World Service, to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the interview the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the interview traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Readers Research Event: Indians in Britain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact as part of the British Library's Readers Research events the project showcased how it used the vast collections of the British Library for its different outputs.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the project increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Show and Tell event, British Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Show and Tell event for journalists from India and Pakistan as part of the Chevening Programme, hosted by the University of Westminster. the Beyond the Frame exhibition and materials were included in the event.

Raised wider awareness of project aims and stimulated press articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description South Asians Making Britain, 1858-1950 exhibition tour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The follow-on Beyond the Frame project continued touring the Making Britain project UK facsimile panel exhibition. The tour was extended due to public demand for the display. In some venues it was accompanied by curator talks. The Beyond the Frame print catalogue brochure and bookmarks were also made available.

After the talk traffic on the project database, website and BL sites increased. The launch raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950 within Britain. Local people responded directly to the information on the database (with personal, family stories).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description TV Broadcast: TV Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV broadcast on TV Today, to coincide with Asian Britain.

Via the broadcast the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the broadcast traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TV broadcast: BBC London News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV broadcast on BBC London News, available online also, to coincide with publication of Asian Britain.

Via the broadcast the photographic history Asian Britain was promoted, and therefore book sales were impacted. It raised awareness of Indians in Britain between 1850 and 1950, and after the broadcast traffic on the project database and website increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25093567
 
Description Video Interview Asian Bloomsbury event Southbank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Winkball Video interviews to coincide with the Asian Bloomsbury Southbank event.

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the project increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Video Interview Asian Bloomsbury event Southbank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video interview to coincide with the Asian Bloomsbury event at the Southbank Centre, London as part of the London Literature Festival

Traffic on the project database and website increased, and interest in the exhibition increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visiting lecture as part of LSE's South Asia Centre 'Colony as Empire' series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nasta gave a lecture for the South Asia Centre 'Colony as Empire' series, LSE. The lecture sparked a Q&A sessions, as well as an interview Sonali Campion published online (details available in separate entry).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Website: Asians in Britain 1858-1950 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The 'Asians in Britain' website has been produced in close partnership with the British Library. Launched to accompany the the facsimile panel exhibition 'Beyond the Frame: India in Britain, 1858-1950' touring India in 2011/2012 with the support of the British Council, this learning website explores the mainfold contributions Asians made to Britain's cultural, economic and social life. It focuses on five thematic clusters, 'Global Trade and Empire', 'Making Home in Britain', 'Activism and Politics', 'Culture and Intellectual Life' and the 'World Wars'.

The website receives interest from the public via online hits and email messages to the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.bl.uk/asiansinbritain