Partition Museum

#MuseumJigsaw : a Phulkari from Punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates as 'Flower Work', is synonymous with the culture of Punjab. This embroidery is made using coloured silken threads - a darn stitch on the reverse side of a cloth (Khaddar)...

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...

Muraqqa-i-Chughtai : The Illustrated Poetry of Ghalib

The Muraqqa-e-Chughtai, Diwan-i-Ghalib is one of the most fascinating objects from the Partition Museum, Amritsar. With this illustrated selection of Ghalib's poems published in 1928, artist A.R Chughtai shot to fame, in South Asia...

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...

Job Opening: Museum Associate, The Partition Museum

Applications are invited for the role of “Museum Associate” (one vacancy) at the Partition Museum, New Delhi. Location: The position is based at the Museum office in Green Park, New Delhi, but will require travel to...

Discover India with 8 Awesome Museums!!

In this digital-savvy world, museums are rediscovering new ways and tools to engage with their audiences - and Instagram is a hot favourite! In India though, museums are yet to take advantage of this...

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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