Next Episode of Empire State of Mind is
Season 1 / Episode 2 and airs on 27 November 2021 21:00
Writer Sathnam Sanghera travels across the country exploring the effect of the British Empire on Britain today.
Sathnam Sanghera explores the ongoing legacy of the British empire on the modern UK, beginning with a look at how contemporary racism is rooted in a historic sense of exceptionalism. He uncovers the stories of Sikh soldiers who fought in the First World War only to be disregarded when their service was over - and discovers disturbing parallels with the treatment of soldiers from Commonwealth countries today.
Sathnam Sanghera explains how misunderstanding Imperial history can lead to a confusion of British national identity, fuelling modern-day political conflicts. Sathnam travels back to his hometown of Wolverhampton to meet the headmaster of his grammar school and a new generation of pupils eager to learn the history of Empire that Sathnam wishes he was taught.
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