Victorian Short Story Reading Group: ‘Kidnapped’ and ‘Thrown Away’ by Rudyard Kipling

Current Theme: Colonial Short Stories.

We start with stories of India. As we explore these stories, we should gain a more personal perspective of the lives lived within the colonial system than that recorded in the history books.

Our sessions will also give us the opportunity to discuss many of the current debates about imperialism through both the beliefs and understanding of the time and the different perspective and hindsight of the modern age.

These stories give some clues to the rigid regime and expectations demanded of colonial staff members. (N.B. there are 2 stories this month. Both are very short).

At each session there is a brief introduction to the work, followed by a group discussion in a relaxed atmosphere, with wine and nibbles supplied.

Ticket Price: £6
Date: March 5th, 2024
Time: 07:00
Venue: Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT - View on map