The 1947 Partition is recognized as one of the world’s largest mass refugee events. It is estimated that 2 million people died in the communal violence that accompanied Partition, and up to 25 million were uprooted through the 1950s. Join us as we explore India and its people—before and after the concurrent horrors of Partition—with a distinguished panel of scholars and Partition survivors now living in our community. Panelists include: Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel, Assistant Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma; Dr. Rai Atul, WSU Associate Professor and Larry Jones Faculty Fellow, W. Frank Barton School of Business; Elaine Jones, 1947 Partition Archive, Berkeley, CA; Dr. Prem Bajaj, WSU Associate Professor Emeritus, Department Mathematics and Statistics; Raj R. Bajaj; Zahdi Lodhi Khan; and moderated by POSTDATE Curator Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Offered in conjunction with POSTDATE: Photography and Inherited History in India and in collaboration with the 1947 Partition Archive, Berkley, California.