Ten Second Takeaway

A bunch of folks comprising photographers, artists, designers, writers and other citizens are planning to establish a physical Partition Museum to chronicle all the happenings of 1947, in India.

What’s it all about?

The whole point behind the museum is to have one physical space where people can access stories of the people who underwent amazing ordeals and upheavals during the Partition. Although there is no set plan yet, expect photographs from the bygone era, artefacts, and stories {in audio, video and text form}. The current gen is slowly forgetting about the hardships their ancestors may have dealt with, and this is a great way to keep in touch with what is perhaps the most important chunk of our history.

How you can be a part of it

Currently, The Partition Museum Project {chaired by Kishwar Desai} is being planned by a group of artists, designers, photographers and writers who are all contributing through their preferred mediums. For instance, Aanchal Malhotra, a photographer, travelled across the country to capture portraits of people who had experienced the Partition first-hand, as well as of arbitrary items from that period.

They’re looking for volunteers or donations in any form. So, whether you have old pictures, memorabilia or even stories you have heard from your grandparents, they’re more than happy to include what you have to offer. They’re also looking for land {for the actual museum} and of course, money.

So if you feel like this is something you’d want to be a part of, do get in touch with the people handling the project.

For further details, visit their website here or contact them at tpmp@thepartitionmuseumproject.com

  • SAVE