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Tales from the Times of the British Raj

Talks - Biography; Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

An entertaining, unusual, and light-hearted view of the British Raj through the eyes of a Parsi lady of the Victorian era (Rukshana's great-great-grandmother). She explores how it contributed to the emancipation of women in India. With stories including the time her great-great-grandmother met King Edward VII and the Pope in the era of male dominance, this fully illustrated talk promises to show the Raj in a refreshingly different light, with snippets of hitherto undisclosed history.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Rukshana Master

Meet The Speaker, Rukshana

Rukshana spent her childhood in India, had a thoroughly British education and went on to train as a Fashion Designer in the USA. She married and moved to England in 1970. In the 1990s, she and her husband with their two young sons, decided to buy a little ruin in France to do up as a holiday project. This led to many hilarious adventures, which were the basis for her book ‘As it Happens, A Sparkling Adventure through life on the Bright Side’.

Preparing for the Event

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