Register: International Symposium on Lives Redefined: Partition, Refugees & Settlement Colonies: May 13, 2021

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May 13, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Contemporary History, Local History, Oral History, South Asian History / Studies

Amity institute of Social Sciences, AUUP (India) is organising a symposium on Partition, Refugees & Settlement Colonies on May 13, 2021. Registration is Free. We have a crop of stellar speakers from all over the world, including

Chief Guest: Lady Kishwar Desai, Chair, The Arts And Cultural Heritage Trust. Chairperson, Partition Museum, Amritsar

The Partition Museums in Amritsar and Delhi as Spaces for People’s Memory

Anam Zakaria: Oral historian and author based in Canada

Partition: An Ongoing Journey

Anindita Ghoshal: Faculty and HOD, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal

‘The Invisible Refugees': The Muslim Returnees in East Pakistan (1947-71)

Ishtiaq Ahmed: Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stockholm University, Sweden.

The Partition of India, Punjab and Bengal: The Standpoints of the All-India Muslim League, The Sikhs, The Indian National Congress and the British.

Deep Halder: Executive Editor, India Today group, New Delhi, India.

How the Massacre Killed the Dream of Dalit Self-reliance

 Haimanti Roy: Associate Professor, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Paper Citizenships: Migrants and Refugees in the Post Partition Borderlands

Rituparna Roy: Managing Trustee, Kolkata Partition

Virtual Kolkata Partition Museum

Sajal Nag: Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Assam Central University, Silchar, India.

The Multiple Partitions: Nation Formation, Boundary Making and the Division of Habitat, Kinsmen and Livelihood.

Sam Dalrymple, Co-Founder & COO, Project Dastaan

Reconnecting across Borders

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay: Emeritus Professor of History Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

‘Post-Partition Refugee Camps in West Bengal: ‘Spaces of exception’?

Sucheta Mahajan: Professor of Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi, India.

Partitioned Selves and Refugee Childhoods: Looking Back at Life in Middle Class Resettlement Colonies in Delhi

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay: Awardee, TATA Trusts – Partition Archive Research

Mapping Out the Contours of the City: Refugee Settlements and Changing Cityscape of Calcutta and Lucknow.


Programme Schedule in brief



10:30 – 11:00 am

Participants log in

11:00- 11:50 am

Inaugural Session

11:55 am – 01: 10 pm

PANEL A: The World of Partition Refugees

1:10 – 2: 10 pm


2:25 -4:25 pm

Panel B: Nations and Cities in Fragments

4:30 – 4:50 pm


Panel C:  Student Panel of AISS

4:50 – 5:50 pm

Panel D: The Post-Partition World

6:00 pm

Summing up and Vote of Thanks

Contact Info: 

Dr Madhumita Saha