Sujit Sivasundaram, winner of the 2021 Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding will talk about his book, Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire, in conversation with Professor Patrick Wright FBA. In this book Sivasundaram re-imagines the history of the British Empire with the southern seas at the heart of the story. He invites the reader to consider what this history looks like from the perspective of indigenous peoples in the Indian and Pacific oceans, showing how they asserted their place in the global South as the British Empire expanded.
Speaker: Professor Sujit Sivasundaram, Writer and Professor of World History, University of Cambridge
Chair: Professor Patrick Wright FBA, Writer, broadcaster and Professor of Literature and Visual and Material Culture at Kings College London, and chair of the Book Prize jury.
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