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Dr Yasmin Khan explores an extraordinary collection of ship's passenger lists to trace the changing story of migration from the Indian subcontinent to Britain over three key decades.
In this first episode, Dr Yasmin Khan tracks down passengers who travelled from Mumbai, known previously as Bombay, to Britain in the 1930s on the luxurious P&O liner The Viceroy of India. Yasmin discovers the challenges faced by these new arrivals as they tried to build a life in a strange land and reveals how their individual stories reflect the increasingly strained relationship between Britain and its Indian Empire.
Dr Yasmin Khan reveals the stories of passengers coming to Britain from Bombay in the late 1940s following Independence, including Anglo-Indians, Sikh and Polish families.
Dr Yasmin Khan unearths the stories of those travelling on the great ocean liner the Batory, in the 1950s. The decade was one of momentous change for Britain - the postwar boom and a shortage of workers encouraged people from across the new Commonwealth to make the journey to Britain.
Dr Yasmin Khan(Dr Yasmin Khan)
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