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Decolonising Partition: 70 Years On

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

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WC1E 7HX

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August marks seventy years since the partition of South Asia into India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh. Partition created alien borders and brought colossal trauma to the region and its inhabitants. And in the last seven decades, none of the newly formed nations have escaped their colonial legacies; the identities of Bangladesh, Pakistan and India are still inherently tied to each other and to colonial divisions and colonial conceptions of nationalism.

Such nationalism has been at the root of modern conflicts that play out culturally and politically in South Asia, but also within the South Asian diaspora.

This event will look at the gendered impact of partition, the rise of Islamophobia in Sikh and Hindu communities, as well as the damaging impact of Hindu nationalism on the prospects of creating cross-religion solidarity within the region.

We will ask if, and how, South Asia can move beyond the deep-seated colonial legacies of partition.

Partition and gender:

  1. Simran Randhawa (Gal-dem.com)

  2. Amrit Wilson (South Asia Solidarity Group)

  3. TBC

Moving beyond the colonial divide

  1. Dr Fatima Rajina (Sussex Uni)

  2. Dr Katy Sian (York Uni)

  3. Hussein Kesvani (Freelance journalist and co-producer of No Country for Brown Men)

  4. Sita Balani (King's College London)

This event will take place on the 30th of July from 1pm at Birkbeck University Malet Street campus in room B34.


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