Seventy years ago, the Partition of British India into India and Pakistan at the time of independence caused the largest forced migration in human history. The violence of this era, however, impacted on men and women differently due to the pervasiveness of ideas about izzat (honour), gender-based violence, and perspectives that viewed women as an extension of the physical territory that was being so fiercely contested. It could be argued that women’s stories of their own experiences of Partition have been neglected..
This youth-led exhibition is an effort to contribute towards redressing this imbalance. Aik Saath and Culture Studio CIC have been working together to support young people from Slough to interview women who lived in British India at the time of Partition. Their stories and memories are integrated into this exhibition and provide insights into the experiences of women during this tumultuous era.
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