Art for Partition
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
PAID LUNCHEON: Please join us in welcoming Bapsi Sidhwa, author of Cracking India, to Berkeley, CA. Hear Dr. Sidhwa talk about her work as an author and her life as a Partition eye witness over a sumptuous lunch, followed by a book signing. Support Partition eye-witness story collection by bidding on art from around the world. Listen to traditional classical South Asian music.
FREE EVENT - UNDERSTANDING PARTITION: The following public event includes the silent art auction, Partition survivors sharing their stories, renowned scholars discussing Partition, and musical performances.
FREE FILM SCREENING OF EARTH 1947: Critically-acclaimed film by Deepa Mehta, based on Cracking India by Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa.
Limited luncheon seating! Purchase tickets now!
See below for full details of the day's events:
11:30 am Private viewing of art. Presentation by Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa, author Cracking India. Private meet and greet and book signing by Dr. Sidhwa
Free event - Understanding Partition: (doors open at 2pm)
2:00pm Anupama Chandratreya sings poetry from Faiz and Iqbal. Partition eye-witnesses share their stories. Literary readings by Dr. Roshni Rustomji-Kerns (Sonoma State University). Dr. Priya Satia (Stanford University) on Partition and colonialism.
Free film screening - Earth: (doors open at 4pm)
4:00pm Screening of Earth 1947, based on Cracking India by Dr. Bapsi Sidhwa.
6pm Closing remarks, final art viewing, and Sangati Center performance.
When & Where
The 1947 Partition Archive
The 1947 Partition Archive gives voice to local elders who survived the violent Partition of South Asia in 1947, an event that is as significant as the Holocaust in Europe but has attracted little documentation. So far, over 100 volunteers have helped preserve over 500 stories on digital video. There is a great urgency for us to carry out the work as fast as possible since those who remember Partition are now in their 80’s, 90’s and beyond.