Partition of India

In our second post commemorating the 1947 Partition of India, writer and critic Sandeep Parmar offers a powerful, personal and critical reflection on the workings of refugee memory. We are used to thinking about how later generations host the memories of the traumas suffered by earlier generations but, Parmar asks, 'in the case of Partition, how does the postmemory generation speak of the trauma of silence, not memory, of a postforgetting?


As part of her research into how humanitarianism has been changed by Calais, Hari Reed and collaborators have curated an exhibition currently showing at the Edinburgh Festival. Here she showcases some of the images, questions and dilemmas of the show. Protestimony will showing in Norwich as part of Refugee History's Being Human Festival in November.'