The Reality of Partition | DESIblitz
This online event starts with short documentary about the ongoing impact of Partition (1947) on people’s lives. The generation of South Asians that witnessed Partition first-hand are now in the latter stage of their lives. Despite the hardship and struggle they endured, one cannot but help admire their keen resilience to resettle and start their lives once again. This short film investigates the impact of Partition and Independence on Asians in Birmingham. The film acts as an introduction to a panel discussion, with opportunity for viewers to take part and ask questions. The event will be facilitated using Zoom.
Panel members are: Faisal Shafi: DESIblitz Events Editor and host Aanchal Malhotra: New Delhi-based oral historian working with memory and material culture. She is the co-founder of the Museum of Material Memory, a digital repository tracing family histories and social ethnography through heirlooms, collectables and antiques from the Indian subcontinent. Kavita Puri: An award-winning journalist and radio broadcaster. Her landmark three-part series Partition Voices for BBC Radio 4 won the Royal Historical Society’s Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. Dr Riaz Farooq; Lived through the 1947 partition and has a first-hand experience. Mohammad Umer; Specialises in the Politics of Partition intertwined with Theology.
The documentary was made in 2019 by Aidem Digital/DESIblitz and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (2019).
Date & Time
Wed 16 Sept | 5.30pm–6.15pm
How to view this online event
Book here After you book the event, you will receive a link to the online event by email.