Mission

Mission

The 1947 Partition Archive is a non-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to institutionalizing the people's history of Partition through:

1) Documenting, preserving and sharing eye witness accounts from all ethnic, religious and economic communities affected by the Partition of British India in 1947. To do this, we have created a digital platform for anyone anywhere in the world to collect, archive and display oral histories that document not only Partition, but pre-Partition life and culture as well as post-Partition migrations and life changes

2) Collecting, preserving and sharing personal items and artifacts associated with the people's memory of the 1947 Partition.

3) Bringing knowledge of Partition into widespread public consciousness through i) creative and scholarly expression including but not limited to literature, film, theater, visual arts, other creative medium, and academic research ii) proactive world-wide primary education curricula,  iii) traveling exhibits as well as physical 'Centers for Learning' designed to memorialize the people's history of Partition and serve the public for research and educational purposes. Presently, a portion of our collected works are being made available in limited capacity via our online Story Map

Notice: Starting 2017, the collected digital works will be made available for educational purposes to academic researchers, students and the public. Stay tuned for more information or contact us to learn more. Interviews are conducted in the language that the interviewee is most comfortable with, such as English, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi, Kashmiri and others.