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The Lost Homestead. My Mother, Partition and the Punjab
In this gripping memoir Marina Wheeler tells the story of her mother’s early years shaped by the Partition and her subsequent search for personal and political freedom. In converstion with Kavita Puri

Mar 1, 2021 05:00 PM in London

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Marina Wheeler QC
Barrister & Author
Marina Wheeler QC is a British lawyer, author and columnist. As a barrister, she specialises in public law, including human rights, and is a member of the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016. She was educated at the European School of Brussels, and then in the early 1980s at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where she wrote for the student magazine Cantab. Marina’s ancestry via her mother, Dip Singh, is rooted in the city of Sargodha in West Punjab, present-day Pakistan, with her maternal family migrating to present-day India after the Partition of India.
Kavita Puri
Journalist, radio broadcaster and author @KavPuri
Kavita Puri is a British journalist, radio broadcaster, and author. Her 2019 book, Partition Voices: Untold British Stories, is based on her award-winning BBC Radio 4 documentary series of the same name