Kavita Puri

Kavita Puri is an award-winning journalist and radio broadcaster. Her landmark three-part series Partition Voices for BBC Radio 4 won the Royal Historical Society's Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. Her critically-acclaimed Radio 4 series, Three Pounds in My Pocket, charted the migration of South Asians to post-war Britain. Kavita works in BBC Current Affairs as an executive producer, and radio presenter. Prior to this, she worked at Newsnight. She studied Law at Cambridge University. @kavpuri Image cr Jonathan Ring
Partition Voices
The partitions of India and Pakistan and Israel and Palestine are two of the most tumultuous events of the 20th Century. Remarkable parallels exist between the two experiences. Journalist and broadcaster Kavita Puri, in conversation with Harvard Professor Derek Penslar, explore the similarities in nationalism, relations with the international and diaspora communities, the acceptance or rejection of difference, the role of religion, and the role of memory and its legacy. Sponsored by th...
Genesis: Emerging Writers
Join us for a free event celebrating our cohort of writers and mentors from the inaugural Genesis-JBW Emerging Writers Programme. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been working one-on-one with mentors to develop writing projects with the theme of ‘Beginnings’. Mentors include Tracy Chevalier, George Szirtes, Kavita Puri, Sam Leith, Benjamin Markovits, A.D. Miller, ...
How to be a Refugee
Philosopher and author Simon May joins us to discuss his powerfully moving family memoir, taking on questions of home and belonging that continue to press in on us today. Most Jews living in Hitler’s Germany faced emigration or deportation to concentration camps but there was also the much rarer route: self-concealment in the shadow of the Third Reich, denial of your origins to the point where you manage to erase almost all consciousness of it and refuse to believe that you...