1947

India : through the lens of Henri Cartier-Bresson

French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson is one of the most important & influential photographers of the 20th century. In 1947, he travelled to India to document key political events and everyday life. His photographs...

From Lahore to Delhi: the journey of artist B.C Sanyal

The 1940s were a turning point in Modern Indian art - the freedom movement in India had gained feverish momentum; the growing communal disharmony in India was pointing to a violent partition with the...

The Partition Crossword

The Partition Museum houses one of the largest collections of Partition memories. Each object in the museum's collection has a story implicitly woven into it while also reflecting the material culture of a people...

Sindhi Voices from the Partition

From school history textbooks movies, to books, to stories of Partition in art, there have been continuous efforts to document the narratives of the world's largest mass migration in human history. However, the significantly...

An Interwoven History: Phulkari and Punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates to ‘flower work’, is a unique style or technique of embroidery particular to Punjab. However, more than just a handicraft, the threads of Phulkari are inextricably tied to the history of...

A Visual History of the Partition of India : A Story in Art

A decade ago, a group of us girls having staged our first play ‘Toba Tek Singh’ found ourselves excited at an invite extended to us by the Government College, Lahore.  In the week that...
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