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
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
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
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
Summing up and Vote of Thanks
Dr Madhumita Saha