Lipika Pelham


Bengal-born Lipika Pelham is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She previously reported for the BBC from the Indian Sub-Continent, South-East Asia, North Africa and the Middle East and has been South Asia editor for the BBC World Service. Over the past 20 years Lipika has lived in Rabat, Amman and Jerusalem. She currently divides her time between London and Jerusalem. 

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Lipika Pelham’s childhood in Bengal was haunted by political and physical divisions. Later in life, she experienced similar divisions in Jerusalem, where she lived with her English Jewish husband. In The Unlikely Settler she tells of everyday life in a society where sides are taken at every turn, and writes about married life affected by the reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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