Aanchal Malhotra

Oral Historian & Writer

Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian and writer from New Delhi, India.

She is the co-founder of the Museum of Material Memory, a crowd-sourced digital repository tracing family histories and social ethnography through heirlooms, collectibles and antiques from the Indian subcontinent.

Her first book, Remnants of Partition, was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, Hindu Lit for Life Non Fiction Prize, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Her second book, In the Language of Remembering, published in April 2022, chronicles the long-term, cross-border, multi-generational impact of the 1947 Partition.


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Presenting at Upcoming Events

Sep 17

Border Crossings

We will reflect on the enduring effects of Partition through a conversation with third-generation Partition descendants from India and Pakistan, who are also oral historians doing the work of memory. 

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