1947-2017: Reflecting on the Partition of India/Pakistan

Monday 9 October
Room 16, Medecrof, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

​The twentieth century has been labeled as an ‘age of extremes’ by Eric Hobsbawn and certainly in South Asia we see one of the largest forced migrations of the twentieth century. Europe was recovering from the atrocities of World War Two and imperial Britain had decided she could no longer sustain and maintain its prized colony. The long struggle for freedom resulted in the division of British India and the creation of two new nation-states. The cost of this was substantial. Reflecting on the past seventy years, this talk will discuss the ways in which the political and social landscape has been transformed, especially in the Punjab. How has this land been re-imagined to create partitioned histories?

This seminar will be given by Dr Pippa Virdee (De Montfort University) and is part of the Modern History Research Centre. For more information about the centre, click here

To book, please email Dr Xavier Guégan at Xavier.Guegan@winchester.ac.uk​​

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