Spotlight on 1947 Partition Archive - NPO dedicated to preserving and sharing eye witness accounts of partition of British India
By bayareadesi team on 12 Aug 2011
Today in spotlight is The 1947 Partition Archive, a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing eye witness accounts from all communities affected by the South Asian independence movement and the Partition of British India in 1947 through oral history collection.
They are gathering history and preserving stories from individuals affected by Partition belonging to all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.
They are proactively seeking and collecting video and audio testimonies of eye witness accounts of the 1947 Partition as well as pre- and post-Partition cultural memories from all affected communities. They are also collecting written testimonies from relatives and/or friends of survivors who are no longer with us. Thus creating a comprehensive library of first hand and second hand stories from 1947.
The video outlines their mission, programs, how do they run and achievements over the few years. To find out more visit http://bayareadesi.com/indian-business/1947-partition-archive-berkeley
Presenters: Dr. Guneeta Singh Bhalla, Founder & Director
Natasha Goldie, Founding board member