A charismatic revolutionary, Bhagat Singh was executed aged just 23 for his part in the death of a British police officer. However, in subsequent years he became a martyr, a folklore hero and a key figure in the history of Indian independence.

To discuss Bhagat’s legacy, we’ll be joined by Satvinder Juss, author of The Execution of Bhagat Singh: Legal Heresies of the Raj and Professor of Law at King’s College London, and Chris Moffatt, Senior Lecturer in South Asian History at the University of London and author of India’s Revolutionary Inheritance: Politics and the Promise of Bhagat Singh.

 

About The Authors

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Dr Satvinder Juss

Dr Satvinder S. Juss, Phd (Cantab) is a Professor of Law at Kings College London, a practising Barrister in London, and a Master of the Bench of Gray’s inn.

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Chris Moffat

Chris Moffat is Senior Lecturer in South Asian History at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of India’s Revolutionary Inheritance: Politics and the Promise of Bhagat Singh (2019). Chris is currently writing a book on architecture and politics in Lahore, Pakistan. He has written on art, film, cities and buildings for a range of publications, including Public Books and The Caravan.