Next August will mark the 70th anniversary of the partition of South Asia which split the region into East and West Pakistan and India.
This solidification of borders, in the name of colonial expedience, led to the displacement of 12 million people and between 200,000 and 2 million deaths.
None of the newly formed nations have managed to escape their colonial legacies with the identities of Bangladesh, Pakistan and India inherently tied to colonial divisions and ideas of nationalism.
And such nationalism has been at the root of modern conflicts which play out culturally and politically, with Kashmir routinely used as a pawn in a wider battle by both India and Pakistan.
Although the memory of partition exists in the minds of the generation that survived it, its trauma continues to divide South Asians inside and outside of their respective states.
Within the subcontinent the identity of the three states continues to be shaped by the religious divides created by partition whilst outside of South Asia, post-9/11 anxiety is challenging the notion of a South Asian diasporic identity.
Is it possible then for South Asians to move past the memory of Partition by decolonizing their divided identity? Or will the region constantly live in the shadow of the colonizer?
As a result of this and so much more consented.co.uk brings you Decolonising Partition, a panel discussion and Q&A.
Panelists to be announced.