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April - May 2012 Newsletter
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"The city no longer mine"
In this beautiful excerpt Mrs. Ahmed describes how quickly life and culture changed in Lahore, in 1947. She was a student at Kinnaird College then. This interview was conducted by volunteer Farhana Afroz in Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of our Winter Story Collection Campaign. Video post production by volunteer Matthew Neel. Click to watch
You can learn more about Farhana's experience collecting stories in Bangladesh from her Blog
Dr. Singh, who is now Professor of Engineering at Santa Clara University describes the time of Partition and the impressions it left on him. He lived in District Gurdaspur then, the "gateway" to Kashmir and a disputed region at the time of Partition. This interview was conducted by volunteer Avni Nijhawan. Video post production by volunteer Matthew Neel. Watch
Indus Heritage Day
On April 29, 2012, we co-hosted Indus Heritage Day with the India Community Center and Pakistani American Culture Center in Milpitas, CA. The event was popular and showcased shared pre-Partition cultures and histories with a focus on the Indus Valley. Numerous children's activities were featured along with a documentary film, folk dances and a lecture by prominent Indus Valley archaeologist, Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer. Children and adults also got a chance to dress up in Indus Valley fashions for a photo-op. Click to see photos
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The logo featured in the header of this newsletter has been designed by Pixar artist, Arjun Rihan, who is also the maker of "Topi" a short film on Partition featured on our website. Arjun is kindly devoting a part of his time to designing our website.