A new documentary, ‘Bengal Shadows’, revolves around the British empire’s role, especially that of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in causing and exacerbating the Bengal famine.
A collection of poems written about cities under attack, about loss, hope and resilience.
About 250 years ago, Bengal suffered a debilitating famine under colonial rule, partially brought on by changes in the colonial currency system.
‘The riches piled here, an insult to hungry thousands around’, wrote the celebrated artist after visiting the Hindu Mahasabha leader’s home in 1944.
The Tate’s latest exhibition, Artist and Empire, is long overdue.