Re-Imagine: India-UK Cultural Relations in the 21st Century is a research and dialogue initiative looking at the relationship between India and the UK in the 21st Century.
The project was launched in January 2012 with Counterpoint, UK, King’s India Institute, London and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as partners. A series of debates and dialogues were held in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, London and Edinburgh, involving business leaders, civil servants, development workers, academics, cultural entrepreneurs and artists both from India and the UK. A wider group was reached through an online survey.
This was supplemented with over 45,000 pages of research, either commissioned by us or made available by our partners and other organisations, on individual sectors such as education, science and innovation, skills, youth and citizenship, English language, business and the arts.
Re-Imagine: India–UK Cultural Relations in the 21st Century (ISBN: 978-93-82951-34-6), published by Bloomsbury India, emerged out of the project. The book is an independent volume of future-forging pieces by leading thinkers in India and the UK, exploring the evolving relationship between the two countries, tracing not only the shared history but also its contemporary ramifications.