1.4-1.5 million men from India served for Britain in the war. Photo of wounded Indian soldiers in a French village courtesy of Imperial War Museum.

1.4-1.5 million men from India served for Britain in the war. Photo of wounded Indian soldiers in a French village courtesy of Imperial War Museum.

1.4-1.5 million men from India served for Britain in the war. Photo of wounded Indian soldiers in a French village courtesy of Imperial War Museum.

The First World War started 100 years ago and forever changed the world, not just Europe. The British Council's Anne Bostanci, co-author of the report Remember the World as well as the War, published today, gives us a glimpse into the war's global scale and legacy.


The First World War wasn’t

Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.

Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.

Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.

Leaders from the most important sectors in North Africa and the UK came together during our Hammamet Conference in November 2013 to discuss this question. The British Council’s Ellen Berry gives us a glimpse into the report, published today.

'There is a general misconception that in South Asia it's a scenario of disasters, whether it's human disasters or natural disasters.' - Pragna Patel

'There is a general misconception that in South Asia it's a scenario of disasters, whether it's human disasters or natural disasters.' - Pragna Patel

'There is a general misconception that in South Asia it's a scenario of disasters, whether it's human disasters or natural disasters.' - Pragna Patel

In this third part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Pragna Patel, founding member of Women Against Fundamentalism and Southall Black Sisters (SBS), talks about the wisdom South Asia can share with the UK on developing an egalitarian society.

'The UK in general is able to embrace people from various ethnicities' – Rahul Kansal

'The UK in general is able to embrace people from various ethnicities' – Rahul Kansal

'The UK in general is able to embrace people from various ethnicities' – Rahul Kansal

In this second part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Rahul Kansal, President of The Times of India, explains why he believes South Asia could be stronger as a region and how young South Asians are better placed to cultivate relations with the UK.

Photo of South Sudan evacuation courtesy of US Army Africa on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

Photo of South Sudan evacuation courtesy of US Army Africa on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

Photo of South Sudan evacuation courtesy of US Army Africa on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

British Council South Sudan country director Tony Calderbank writes about the evacuation from South Sudan soon after fighting broke out last month.