Distinguished friends

Kavita Puri

Kavita Puri is an award-winning BBC journalist, executive producer and broadcaster. She wrote and presented the landmark three-part series Partition Voices for BBC Radio 4 which won the Royal Historical Society’s Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. She wrote the critically acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories to accompany the series. She writes and presents the Radio 4 series Three Pounds in My Pocket which charts the social history of British South Asians from the post-war years. It’s currently in its fifth season. While editor of Our World, its foreign documentaries were recognised with awards including the Royal Television Society and the Foreign Press Association. She worked for many years at Newsnight.