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2017 MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF PARTITION! There is a great urgency to record stories now. Join us through this special program for a unique opportunity to record oral histories during the final years of story collection. To learn more and apply, visit: http://www.1947PartitionArchive.org/StoryScholars.


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Highlights

August 18, 2017 | Dawn (Karachi)

Online: Time to heal

August 13, 2017 | NPR News (Washington)

Online: Giving Voice to Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth of India and Pakistan

August 8, 2017 | BBC -- London

Online: Collecting ‘difficult memories’ from the birth of two nations

August 14, 2013 | The New York Times -- New York, NY

Potent Memories From a Divided India

August 7, 2017 | The Tribune -- Chandigarh

Online: Largest collection of Partition witness accounts set for release

August 7, 2017 | The Times of India -- Delhi

Online: Notes From The Great Divide: Witnesses of Partition unite to tell tales of pain and separation

April 24, 2017 | Dawn.com -- Karachi

Online: Partition Stories, from those who witnessed it

August 6, 2017 | Mumbai Mirror -- Mumbai

Online: Revisiting Partition: 70 Years On, Mumbaikars Come Together To Reflect On The Past

August 17, 2016 | The Nation -- Lahore

Online: 'I wanted to change the lack of knowledge about Partition'

August 14, 2016 | The Times of India -- Mumbai

Online: Preserving a broken past - one story at a time

August 12, 2015 | Al Jazeera - Doha, Qatar

Online: Remembering the great divide

August 18, 2014 | Huffington Post -- New York

Online: Recording History: The 1947 Partition Archive

August 12, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal -- Delhi

Online: Oral History Project Races to Record Voices of Partition Survivors in India and Pakistan

February 2, 2014 | Hindustan Times -- Delhi, India

Online: History in the Making
Print: History in the Making