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Border Crossings

Wednesday
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21
September
2022

We 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.

We 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. We explore how their memory work both transcends and is contained by national borders and boundaries and how it challenges the divide between "this" and "that" side.

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Anam Zakaria

Author

Anam Zakaria is the author 1971: A People's History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India (2019), Between the Great Divide: A Journey into Pakistan-administered Kashmir (2018) and The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians (2015), which won her the 2017 KLF-German Peace Prize. 

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Aanchal Malhotra

Oral Historian & Writer

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

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Shruti Devgan

Assistant Professor, Bowdoin College

Shruti Devgan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College.

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