East and West: Never the Twain Shall Meet?

6 12 2016

1. Paul Scofield reads the closing couplet from The Ballad Of East And West by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

2. How come that, from an American point of view, East is west, and West is east? Click on the map to find out.

3. Explore the history of South Asians in Britain between 1858 and 1950 using this interactive timeline. Click on the pic and browse the diverse and rich contributions Asians have made to British life.

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4. Meet the Khans. What makes them “a family with no latitude”? Answer this and a few more questions HERE Read more about this movie HERE

5. Analyse the film opening. In what ways does the scene capture the culture clash which is at the centre of the story? Read more HERE

6. Rizwan “Riz” Ahmed is a half English and half Pakistani musician and actor. How far does this clip mirror the themes developed in the movie? Find the song lyrics and more HERE

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