Partition Of Bengal
Events  /  Published 27.09.22

Kolkata Partition Museum founder Rituparna Roy on importance of preserving memories

“We wanted to do something keeping the 75th year of Independence in mind. Community is a big thing for us and this was a way to connect. We have had members sharing their memories, even if they ...
By Udita Chakraborty

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.22

Calcutta to get virtual Partition museum

Roy said the idea of the museum first came to her during a visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. "It was for the first time that the enormity of the crime against the Jews really hit me. Th...
By Soumyajit Majumder in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 12.08.22

Memory, narrative and hope

Book: In The Language Of Remembering: The Inheritance Of Partition Author: Aanchal Malhotra Publisher: HarperCollins Price: Rs. 799 Deliberating on the difficulty in gaining access to personal mem...
By Urmi Bhattacharyya

Culture  /  Published 18.04.21

A once and scattered weave

By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Old anxieties: Reflections on October 16

The division of the British Indian province of Bengal was formally promulgated on October 16, 1905 despite the political opposition to it in the country. However, the division was short-lived and the ...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.19

Parallel moves to build Partition museums

At a time when Assam’s updated National Register of Citizens has sparked off protests in the north-eastern state and the ruling party at the Centre is mulling a citizenship amendment bill, parallel ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 31.12.19

In playhouse of the Raj, tables turned

First the Vidyasagar disconnect. Now, the Curzon connect.Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has described as “iconic” a table that had apparently been used by Lord Curzon to sign Bengal’s 1905 Partition ...
By Devadeep Purohit and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

Partition traced through the lives of refugee women

The Refugee Woman: Partition of Bengal, Gender, and the Political has made a timely and significant intervention in Partition Studies. In this monograph, Paulomi Chakraborty has consciously steered aw...
By Sutanuka Ghosh


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