Book Discussion: Geentanjali Shree on ‘Tomb of Sand’

April 10, 2022 (Sunday)

Geetanjali Shree will participate in a captivating conversation with author Namita Gokhale at the esteemed British Council Auditorium in New Delhi on April 10th, 2022. This highly anticipated event, co-hosted by the British Council and the Partition Museum, is set to delve into the intricacies of Shree’s thought-provoking book, “Tomb of Sand.” Translated from her original Hindi work, ‘Ret Samadhi,’ by the talented Daisy Rockwell, this literary masterpiece delves deep into the profound impact of Partition on human relationships. The Partition Museum team, driven by a desire to commemorate the author’s remarkable achievement, seeks to emphasize the book’s enduring relevance to the overarching theme of Partition.

Partition of 1947…’ at the National Gallery of Modern Art (Delhi)

August 14 to 31, 2022 (Sunday to Wednesday)

We cordially extend our invitation to you to join us at the Partition Museum, housed within the National Gallery of Modern Art, as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1947 Partition. While we joyously celebrate our independence, it is equally crucial to reflect upon the events of the past to ensure that the horrors of Partition, including displacement and violence, are never repeated. This exhibition serves as a platform for us to collectively learn from our history, unearthing valuable lessons and fostering harmony as we work towards a brighter future.

Project Dastaan Launch in Delhi

January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)

Join us at the Partition Museum, Delhi in collaboration with Project Dastaan for the highly anticipated Launch of Project Dastaan in India. This event will take place at the magnificent Partition Museum, located in the Dara Shukoh Library Building at Ambedkar Campus, Lothian Road, Delhi, on Tuesday, 17 January, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The event schedule is as follows:
4:00 pm – Address by Rebecca Fairbairn, Director of UKRI, who will share her insights and thoughts on the project.
4:30 pm – Film Screening: We will be showcasing “Lost Migration,” a captivating three-part animated series that delves into the stories of those affected by the Partition. Additionally, we will present “Child of Empire,” an immersive Virtual Reality Experience that provides a unique perspective on this significant historical event.
5:00 pm – Panel Discussion: “The Partition of 1947” through Oral Histories and Film. We have gathered esteemed experts who will shed light on this topic through their valuable insights and experiences. The panellists include: Professor Navtej Kaur Purewal, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London

Sparsh Ahuja, Filmmaker & Founder of Project Dastaan

Sam Dalrymple, Co-Founder of Project Dastaan

Dr. Sohail Akbar, Associate Professor, AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia

6.00 pm    Closing Address by   Alison Barett Director British Council India  

We look forward to your presence at this momentous occasion, where we aim to commemorate and understand the Partition of 1947 through the lens of oral histories and film.

Project Dastaan in Colleges

February 10, 2023 (Friday)

Join us for a captivating screening of “Lost Migration,” a thought-provoking production by Project Dastaan, presented in collaboration with the Partition Museum and Jindal School of Languages and Literature. Mark your calendars for February 10th, and the event will commence at 2:30 pm and continue throughout the afternoon.

January 30, 2023 (Monday)

Experience the captivating world of history with the Partition Museum and the esteemed Kamla Nehru College, University of Delhi, as they join forces to present a remarkable event: Project Dastaan’s production of the mesmerizing animated film, “Lost Migrations.” This engaging film will be followed by an insightful panel discussion, scheduled for 30th January, starting at 11 am.

January 18, 2023 (Wednesday)

The Partition Museum has partnered with Indraprastha College for Women to present a special screening of “Lost Migrations,” a captivating production by Project Dastaan. This remarkable event is scheduled to take place on the 18th of January. Following the screenings, an insightful panel discussion will be held, featuring esteemed members from the Department of History, MMNC, English, as well as the talented teams behind Project Dastaan and the Partition Museum.

January 13, 2023 (Friday)

Experience the captivating fusion of history and art at the Partition Museum in collaboration with the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. Join us as we proudly present Project Dastaan’s remarkable animated film – Lost Migrations, followed by an engaging panel discussion on the 13th of January, starting at 10:30 am.

January 12, 2023 (Thursday)

The Partition Museum, in collaboration with the History Department of Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi, proudly presents Project Dastaan’s production of the animated film, “Lost Migrations.” Join us for this enlightening experience, followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion starting from 12 pm onwards on January 12th.

Shahjahanabad: Mapping a Mughal City

29 July 2023, Saturday

Join us at the Dara Shukoh Cultural Hub and Space for an extraordinary evening! Witness our inaugural event, a captivating book reading of “Shahjahanabad, Mapping a Mughal City” by the renowned author and historian, Swapna Liddle. Immerse yourself in the vibrant conversation as Swapna Liddle engages with Rameen Khan from City Tales. Don’t miss this enriching experience!

Date: 29 July (Saturday)
Time: 5pm onwards 

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Book Discussion: ‘The Punjab Chiefs: The Lost Glory of the Punjab Aristocracy in India and Pakistan’ by Bobby Singh Bansal

April 2, 2022 (Saturday)

The Partition Museum at Amritsar is excited to host a book discussion on ‘The Punjab Chiefs: The Lost Glory of the Punjab Aristocracy in India and Pakistan’ written by historian Bobby Singh Bansal on 2nd April 2022.

Bobby Singh Bansal, a former student of business management and economics, sells his family’s import business to pursue his curiosity and enthusiasm for history, heritage, and cultural studies. ‘The Punjab Chiefs’ is Bansal’s third book, following his previous publications: ‘Remnants of the Sikh Empire: Historical Sikh Monuments in India & Pakistan’ (2015) and ‘The Lion’s Firanghis: Europeans at the Court of Lahore’ (2010).

Vestiges of a lost home’: The Khes Project x Partition Museum

August 12 to 17, 2022 (Friday to Wednesday)

‘Vestiges of a lost home’, is a five-day exhibition that is being put up by The Khes Project at the Partition Museum in Amritsar. The exhibit – on display from 12th to 17th August 2022 (excluding 15th August) – revolves around the theme of craft traditions of undivided Punjab and the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan. This display, of textile panels along with photographs and artworks, is intended to provide a platform for conversations on the adversities of Partition, through the means of Khes and Phulkari, two textiles that are an important part of every Punjabi household.

Project Dastaan in Amritsar Colleges

February 3, 2023 (Saturday)

Experience the captivating production of the animated film “Lost Migrations,” presented by Project Dastaan in collaboration with DAV College Amritsar, at the esteemed Partition Museum. Join us for an enriching afternoon starting at 1:30 pm, which includes a thought-provoking panel discussion.

February 3, 2023 (Saturday)

Join us at the Partition Museum in collaboration with Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, as we present an exceptional event: Project Dastaan’s captivating animated film, Lost Migrations. The screening will be followed by an engaging panel discussion.

February 1, 2023 (Thursday)

Experience the captivating production of “Lost Migration,” an animated film presented by Project Dastaan, in collaboration with the Partition Museum and Khalasa College Amritsar. Join us for an enlightening day as we delve into the untold stories of partition through this remarkable film. The event will commence at 11 am and will be followed by an engaging panel discussion.

October 11, 2022 (Friday)

The 1947 Partition of British India remains the largest instance of forced migration in recorded human history. Over 75 years on, the Partition continues to be central to modern identity in the Indian subcontinent. Etched painfully onto regional consciousness, it influences how the people and states of postcolonial South Asia envisage their past, present, and future.

In “The 1947 Partition of British India: Forced Migration and Its Reverberations”, faculty members from Harvard University under the aegis of Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University brought together researchers from various disciplines from the three impacted countries — India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — to develop a nuanced understanding of the consequences of Partition and its impact on the people of the region. This discussion will mark the in-region release of this book on Partition and provides an opportunity to reflect on how this massive event has shaped the fabric of the subcontinent’s politics, art and architecture, demographics, and politics. 

Jennifer Leaning (Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and retired Professor of the Practice at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health) and Kishwar Desai (Chair, The Arts And Cultural Heritage Trust, Partition Museum, Amritsar and Delhi) shall unpack the complexities of the far-reaching violent legacy of the Partition in conversation with Hitesh Hathi (Executive Director, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute).