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Soldiers of the Empire (The Unknown Becomes Known)

Annapurna Indian Dance Company
Event organized by Annapurna Indian Dance Company

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In this exhilarating and moving dance, music and storytelling performance, Annapurna Indian Dance pays homage to the forgotten soldiers from undivided India, who fought for Britain during WWI and explores the legacy of their contribution .

United in their mission to support the Allies’ war effort, more than a million Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Gurkhas fought on many fronts, earning over 9,200 decorations, including 11 Victoria Crosses. More than 74,000 sacrificed their lives.

Artists: Vijay Venkat , Santosh Menon, Rashmi Sudhir, Seetal Kaur Dhadiyalla with storyteller Ian Clayton. Special guest appearance by musician (Sitarist ) Dharambir Singh MBE