The partition of the sub-continent in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history, directly impacting between 12 to 18 million people. As we walk through the galleries of the Partition Museum we will look at this event through the prism of oral histories and narratives of partition survivors.
The first part of the walk will cover the decades leading up to Partition; look at the social, cultural and political situation that prevailed in the sub-continent through the narratives of people interviewed by the Museum. In the second part of the walk, we’ll discuss the stories of migration and resettlement and its effect on individuals as well as on the society.
This guided tour is free.
Date: Friday, 18th May 2018
Duration: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Meeting Time: 3:45 pm
Meeting Point: Ticket Counter, Partition Museum
Walk led by Rajwinder Kaur
Rajwinder is the manager of the Partition Museum. She supervises all the day-to-day management and events at the museum.
Medium: English and Hindi
Things to keep in mind:
Registration link: https://goo.gl/vQaGu3
Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.
After the online registration, do inform through a text message or an email, before the walk, if you are unable to attend it. One participation per registration. Please do not register twice.
Contact: +918146616073 (Rajwinder)
Location: The Partition Museum is located at the start of the Heritage Plaza, Amritsar, opposite Brother’s Dhaba (Bhravan da Dhaba), 5-7 minutes walk from the Golden Temple.
Accessibility: The Museum is completely accessible for those with prams or using a wheelchair.
Closest Parking: Golden Temple Parking Lot (Paid Parking).
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indian citizens; Rs. 250 for foreigners.
Please carry drinking water and wear comfortable shoes.