Cancelled: Talk – Remembering V.K. Krishna Menon

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In view of the impending underground and bus strikes this event has unfortunately been cancelled.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Krishna Menon founded the India League, the unofficial embassy of British-occupied India in London. It became a powerful force in the overseas movement to help liberate India.

Apart from his work with the India League, Krishna Menon was also a councillor in what was then the Borough Council of St. Pancras, now Camden. His was an extraordinarily busy life but even more extraordinary was his achievements as a publisher. He briefly served as India’s first High Commissioner in London after independence. Subsequently he acted as India’s permanent UN representative and later he served as India’s Defence Minister.

This event is being organised in association with the VK Krishna Menon Institute. The Institute was launched in 2006 to celebrate and commemorate the life, times and achievements of this prodigiously talented statesman, India’s first High Commissioner in London, Union Minister of India, and pioneering London councillor.

Dr Cyriac Maprayil, Executive Director of the VK Krishna Menon Institute is a journalist, historian and academic. He is also a human rights campaigner and was the Director of the East London Human Rights Commission. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books, the best known of which are Nehru and the Commonwealth, The Crisis of India: The Way Forward and The Agony of India. Dr. Maprayil will be chairing the event.

Panellists include:

Cllr Ranjit Dheer OBE JP Former Mayor of Ealing, Cllr Mary Antony Former Mayor of Royston, Sir Peter Lloyd, Former Minister, Tony Slater, Director, My Voice