Jasvinder Sanghera and Tracy Borman recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours

Many congratulations to Jasvinder Sanghera and Tracy Borman, whose luminous achievements have been recognised by the King’s Birthday Honours list.


Jasvinder Sanghera, a ceaseless advocate for human rights and social justice, has been given a damehood for services to victims of child marriage, forced marriage and so-called honour-based abuse. In 1993, after escaping a forced marriage herself, and prompted by the tragic suicide of her sister — which she so potently describes in her bestselling memoir, Shame — Jasvinder founded Karma Nirvana, to provide those in need with safe refuge from a value system that is still not fully understood. Her inspirational vision has influenced government policy and transformed lives.


Tracy Borman PhD, historian, broadcaster and bestselling author — most recently of the highly acclaimed Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I — has been awarded an OBE for her services to heritage, including but not limited to her work with the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Archives and English Heritage. She is currently Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust, Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, and honorary professor and Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.