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A Journey Through The Hidden Tales From India's 1947 Refugee Camps

Nidhi posted on 12th May

What Is It?

There really is no proper documentation of the events surrounding the Partition of the subcontinent, and how it affected the lives of millions in the region. The Partition Museum Project, initiated by The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, is one such effort towards the establishment of a physical museum in Amritsar dedicated to the memory of one of the most tumultuous times in India's history.

Support this attempt and catch a glimpse of never-before-seen aspects of Indian history at this exhibition and lecture series at the India Habitat Centre.

Who Is It For?

History buffs, and those who are interested in this period of the subcontinent’s history in particular. Disclaimer: This one may turn out to be a tearjerker.

Why Should I Go For It?

A quick refresher of your high school history without the pressure of a subsequent exam, the exhibition uncovers a largely forgotten chapter of Indian history that encompasses loss, survival, courage and memory. It revisits a time when much of east, west and north India had turned into shelters for millions of those displaced on both sides of the border due to the Partition.


Don’t miss the lecture series on May 20, 21 and 22 with museologists, archivists and curators from UK, France and India.

Anything Else?

The chief guest on May 19 is Sangeeta Jaitley and the inauguration of the exhibition is by Prasoon Joshi himself! And while we are name-dropping, some of the supporters of this project include nationally and internationally well-known personalities, like Kuldip Nayar, film-maker Shyam Benegal, Lord Meghnad Desai and Lord Rana {both philanthropists and members of the House of Lords in UK}, among many others.

When: May 19 - 26

Where: Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Timings: 6.30pm onwards

Contact: Write to

Check out the event here and the website here.

Featured image courtesy: The Partition Museum Project