Britain and India
Launched in summer 2017, '400 Years: Britain and India' marks the 70th anniversary of India and Pakistan’s independence by introducing a globally accessible educational resource for future generations. Spanning over four centuries, Inspirate and Image Nova explore the shared history between Britain and India through a series of 10 short films. The series covers key events that define this profound relationship, from the first voyage of the East India Company in 1601 through to Independence in 1947 and beyond. The series has been funded by Heritage Lottery fund and Leicester City Council. Over the course of 14 months Inspirate worked with a group of young volunteers, historians and academics to uncover and capture the history between the two countries. The project also included a community dimension as we interviewed people from the Local Asian community to gain their views on the important history.