Partition

Partition

Videos

Monday
,
15
August
2022

1947: South Asia, Panjab & Sikhs

After 75 years of the Partition, why are the significant sections of Panjabis and the Sikhs feeling estranged? What are the historical, cultural, geopolitical, trade, and economic contexts and realities?

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Articles

Monday
,
15
August
2022

The Partition Of Panjab: My Family Story

The Guinness Book of World Records states: “On 15 August 1947, the partition of British India triggered the largest ever mass migration, uprooting over 18 million people.” The land of the five rivers, Panjab, became divided into two parts: West Panjab went to Pakistan, and East Panjab became a part of India. This is one story of the 18+ million people separated from their roots. 

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Friday
,
11
March
2022

1947: The Sikhs & The Panjab

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is pleased to announce the upcoming conference on the 1947 Partition on 1 October 2022. We invite submissions from scholars, writers, leaders, activists, creatives, and those who want to consider the intricate dynamics of nationalism pertaining to the Sikhs and the Panjab during the 1947 Partition.

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Tuesday
,
16
April
2019

What happened at Kartarpur Sahib?

I have a morning ritual: I drop my daughter to her school, turn on NPR (National Public Radio in America), and listen to it for about 7 minutes, return home, to make sure that my son catches his school bus. Several weeks ago, I caught the tail-end of coverage from “Kartarpur Crossing” around 8:26 am in New Jersey, USA. It was pretty good. It nuanced the politics of India and Pakistan, with Sikh affairs in the middle of it. But, like all global news coverages so far, it also missed the original impetus of Kartarpur Sahib. So, here it is!

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Podcasts

Friday
,
21
August
2020

The Sikhs and The Panjab

73 years ago, two nation-states were carved by the British mapmaking: Hindustan and Pakistan. The historical Sikh Homeland in The Panjab was divided by the Radcliffe line. In now truncated Indian Panjab, a proportion of the Sikhs led many campaigns to fight for economic, political, state, human, and religious rights. What’s next to secure the Sikh aspirations and the Panjab’s autonomy?

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The Sikhs and The Panjab

73 years ago, two nation-states were carved by the British mapmaking: Hindustan and Pakistan. The historical Sikh Homeland in The Panjab was divided by the Radcliffe line. In now truncated Indian Panjab, a proportion of the Sikhs led many campaigns to fight for economic, political, state, human, and religious rights. What’s next to secure the Sikh aspirations and the Panjab’s autonomy?

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