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The 1947 Partition Archive

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Last modified: September 19, 2012, 9:32 PM

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In 1947, amid economic losses suffered during World War II, Great Britain could no longer sustain it's South Asian colonies, collectively known as "India." As the British receded in 1947, British India was divided into India and Pakistan along religious lines. This division, known as the "Partition" was a violent event which cost 1 to 2 million lives, while nearly15 million people were displaced. Documentation of this event is sparse when compared with other major events of the last century, such as the Holocaust in Europe and Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Given that nearly 64 years have passed since this event, we are in danger of loosing this memory completely.

The 1947 Partition Archive is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the fast disappearing memory of Partition by capturing and preserving the people's history. We provide a platform for our fellow citizens to collect, archive and display survivor oral histories that document not only Partition, but pre-Partition life and culture as well as post-Partition migrations and life changes. We are using the latest innovations in digital communications technology to create large scale public engagement through a novel crowd-sourcing approach to oral history collection. Our democratic approach enables cross-border South Asian dialogue at the grassroots level, while harnessing lessons learned and bringing knowledge of Partition into widespread public consciousness. We aim to serve as a model project for other communities scarred by ethnic strife and believe that education is the key to reducing communal tensions, and thus freeing resources to fight hunger, poverty, environmental destruction and other critical issues

The 1947 Partition Archive is working to preserve this memory for future generations using oral histories captured on video. Since August 2010 we have been conducting interviews with survivors worldwide.

Join us in creating the Partition Archive before our history is lost forever.

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    Sarah Kirby

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    Mountain View, CA, US
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    Cindy Chen

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    Simi Valley, CA, US
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    Orinda, CA, US
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    Robert Langston

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    San Antonio, TX, US
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    Ranjanpreet Nagra

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    Ann Arbor, MI, US
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    G S

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    Berkeley, CA, US

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