Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Partition Voices: Untold British stories

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Dotted across homes in Britain are people who were witnesses to one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Yet their memory of India’s Partition in 1947 has been shrouded in silence.

Kavita Puri ‘s father was twelve when he found himself one of the millions of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims caught up in the devastating aftermath of a hastily drawn border, dividing the Indian subcontinent into India and Pakistan. He remained silent – like so many – about the horrors he had seen for seventy years.

When her father finally spoke out, opening up a forgotten part of Puri’s family history, she was compelled to seek out the stories of South Asians who were once subjects of the British Raj, and are now British citizens. Determined to preserve these accounts – of the end of empire and the difficult birth of two nations – Puri records a series of remarkable first-hand testimonies. They reveal Partition’s enduring legacy for British South Asians and their descendants in Britain today.

Details

Date:
October 10
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-2019/partition-voices/

Organiser

University of York Open Lecture Series
Phone:
01904 324778
Email:
publiclectures@york.ac.uk
Website:
www.york.ac.uk/publiclectures

Venue

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building
University of York YO10 5DD + Google Map