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From 1941 to 1968 Catherine Fletcher’s grandfather, Donald Hudson, was a missionary in India. Catherine tells his story during those turbulent years, and reflects on the way British people with family history in India understand that past – in this the anniversary year of the end of colonial India.
Originally from Yorkshire, Donald Hudson arrived in Dhaka, now in Bangladesh, to find a city in chaos amid communal riots. He stayed for two years, and then moved to one of the most significant British missionary institutions in India, the Baptist Missionary College at Serampore outside Kolkata, where he was based through famine and then Partition in 1948.
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Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.
Join leading thinkers as they slow down to examine The Speed of Life. Former Formula One racing driver Damon Hill OBE, Harriet Harman MP, former health minister Edwina Currie, historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes, author Sathnam Sanghera, poet Simon Armitage, songwriter Richard Hawley,...