Video: Mr. Ali Shan describe his migration from East to West Punjab in 1947.
Video: Mr. Kazi Shamsuzzaman describes his migration from West Bengal to Bangladesh in 1947.
As Muslims were to go to Pakistan during Partition, and Hindus and Sikhs were to go to India, Mr. Itzak Yehezkiel, being Jewish, fit into neither category. He was asked to choose a country. Read more
Mr. Jag Mohan Singh and his family lived in a camp in Sialkot cantonment for a month and a half, before taking a train through Dera Baba Nanak and onto Amritsar. Read more
Mr. Surendra Dalal did not personally migrate. In Ahmedabad, he witnessed families moving away - along with their businesses and livelihoods that had made up the community. Read more
Mr. Narinder Nath Puri's entire extended family - about 50 people - occupied an abandoned haveli in Haridwar, after migrating from Dina, Jhelum district. Read more
In the media
First foreign scholar visit
We are happy to announce that Ms. Patel from Kings College at Cambridge University is the first foreign scholar to visit The 1947 Partition Archive and conduct academic research based on the stories. Archive access for research and scholarly purposes can be requested here
This August, The 1947 Partition Archive received wide spread media coverage:
Featured in the New York Times!
People migrating after Partition. PHOTO: Margaret Bourke-White/Time Life Pictures, via Getty Images
> August 14, 2013: The New York Times
Potent Memories From a Divided India
Syndicated from The New York Times:
> August 22, 2013: The Independent Florida Alligator
> August 18, 2013: The Daily Californian
Archive seeks to document stories of tragedy from 1947 Partition
Meet our new team members!
Vincent Van Buskirk
Finance and Bookkeeping Intern
Vincent is a junior at UC Berkeley studying economics and history. At the Archive he hopes to help preserve valuable history for future generations by applying his skills related to economics. He looks forward to contributing to the expansion of The 1947 Partition Archive in a meaningful way.
Oral History Program Assistant
Adity is a Comparative Literature student at UC Berkeley, specializing in post-colonial theory, story-telling, and cultural and national identity. She is drawn to The Archive in an effort to spread awareness about Partition and preserve an invaluable part of history. Her future projects include finishing her senior honors thesis and graduating.
Farewell to our team of summer interns!
We have come a long ways this summer, many thanks to an amazing Skydeck team. We will miss those who have gone on back to school or back to their jobs.
Join the team as an intern!
Thank you so much for spending the summer with us! Best of luck to all in your endeavors!
Become an interviewer
The Archive is now accepting applications for our fall internships program.
Positions are available in several fields including documentary-making, bookkeeping, event planning, and more.
Click here to view available positions.
Take part in an Oral History Workshop in order to conduct interviews and collect stories. The tutorial is completely online and takes no more than 2 hours to complete. Click here to sign up for the next workshop.