Lecture, David Game College, Tuesday, 1 Nov 2022 - 18:00

Partition of British India: 75 Years On

the Indian and Pakistan flag

The 2022 Royal Historical Society Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture

The partition of British India in 1947 was the world’s largest migration outside war and famine. It may feel like a distant historical event, but 75 years on its impact continues to resonate in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and in Britain. Many of those who lived through that tumultuous time migrated to Britain.

In this lecture, which considers the importance and power of oral history, we will hear first-hand testimonies; understand why many partition survivors chose silence and are speaking now, and how its legacy persists down the generations.

Kavita Puri

Kavita Puri

Kavita Puri is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She devised, wrote and presented the landmark Radio 4 series Partition Voices, which was awarded the Royal...

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