Tassaduq Ahmed

Tassaduq Ahmed

Born in Assam. He came to London in 1952, founded the Pakistan Welfare Association, and became a leading organiser of the fledgling Bengali language movement. He set up Desher Dak (Call To Land), t...

Person, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Journalism / Publishing, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network

Radio station, aimed at people of South Asian descent. The music and news comes from the main urban areas where there are significant communities with these backgrounds. It has production centres i...

Group, TV & Radio, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
H. St.P. Bunbury

H. St.P. Bunbury

Second Lieutenant Hugh St. Pierre Bunbury was born on 29 October 1883 in Peshawar, India (now Pakistan), the youngest of the six sons of Colonel William Reeves Bunbury (1839-1906) and Elizabeth Bun...

War dead, War Memorial WW1, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
Richard Francis Burton
1 memorial
Ananda Coomaraswamy

Ananda Coomaraswamy

A Tamil philosopher and art historian. Born in Ceylon of a Tamil father and an English mother, brought up in England. Studied at University College, London.

Person, Art, History, Ceylon, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
East India Company

East India Company

Formed as a trading company but went on to effectively rule India, on behalf of the British. Was involved in the slave trade.

Group, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Indian Sub-continent

4 memorials
Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg

Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg

Born Bengal, his father being Chairman of the East India Company.  Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1835-39.  Never married.  Died at Cannes where he had lived his final years.

Person, Politics & Administration, Indian Sub-continent, Scotland

1 memorial
Warren Hastings

Warren Hastings

Born Oxfordshire. Joined the British East India Company as a clerk and rose to become the first Governor-General of Bengal 1773 - 85. Accused of corruption and the judicial killing of Maharaja Nand...

Person, Politics & Administration, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
Sir Edward Henry

Sir Edward Henry

Metropolitan Police Commissioner 1903 - 1918, pioneer of fingerprint identification and saw the introduction of dogs into the force. Born Shadwell. Trained for the Indian Civil Service and went th...

Person, Armed Forces, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
Hindoostane Coffee House

Hindoostane Coffee House

London's first curry restaurant.  Opened and run by Sake Dean Mahomed. 

Place, Food & Drink, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
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