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2019 MARKS THE 72nd ANNIVERSARY OF PARTITION!  There is a great urgency to record oral histories now.  Join us through this special program for the final years of story collection.  Click here to find the application, instructions and program description for the Story Scholars Program, which is a full or part time commitment.

 

 

The 1947 Partition Archive:

 

Welcome to The 1947 Partition Archive.  We are the first conceived and original -- the oldest, largest and most thoroughly researched -- oral history project dedicated to documenting memories of Partition witnesses. We are built for people by people.  Oral histories in the archive are widely distributed on social media and to universities across the world for access to researchers.  Our work is not purely academic but is public history with humanitarian undertones.  We are devoting our lives to serving witnesses and to creating a more empathetic world.

 

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In the news -- Highlights

August 18, 2017 | Dawn -- Karachi

Online: Time to heal

August 13, 2017 | NPR News -- Washington

Online: Giving Voice to Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth of India and Pakistan

August 8, 2017 | BBC -- London

Online: Collecting ‘difficult memories’ from the birth of two nations

August 14, 2013 | The New York Times -- New York, NY

Potent Memories From a Divided India

August 7, 2017 | The Tribune -- Chandigarh

Online: Largest collection of Partition witness accounts set for release

August 7, 2017 | The Times of India -- Delhi

Online: Notes From The Great Divide: Witnesses of Partition unite to tell tales of pain and separation

April 24, 2017 | Dawn.com -- Karachi

Online: Partition Stories, from those who witnessed it

August 6, 2017 | Mumbai Mirror -- Mumbai

Online: Revisiting Partition: 70 Years On, Mumbaikars Come Together To Reflect On The Past

August 17, 2016 | The Nation -- Lahore

Online: 'I wanted to change the lack of knowledge about Partition'

August 14, 2016 | The Times of India -- Mumbai

Online: Preserving a broken past - one story at a time

August 12, 2015 | Al Jazeera - Doha, Qatar

Online: Remembering the great divide

August 18, 2014 | Huffington Post -- New York

Online: Recording History: The 1947 Partition Archive

August 12, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal -- Delhi

Online: Oral History Project Races to Record Voices of Partition Survivors in India and Pakistan

February 2, 2014 | Hindustan Times -- Delhi, India

Online: History in the Making
Print: History in the Making