In the Language of Remembering

A conversation between author Aanchal Malhotra and Priyanka Seshadri exploring the legacy of Partition.

As the subcontinent marks the 75th anniversary of the Partition, Aanchal Malhotra’s second book, In the Language of Remembering: The Inheritance of Partition is critical in its reminder that the impact of Partition does not end with those who witnessed it. 

Tune in to a conversation between the author and museum professional, Priyanka Seshadri to hear about the processes that were involved in putting this living archive together. Through the course of their discussion, the speakers will dive into the importance of these enduring stories and the hidden knowledge shared by descendants of those who witnessed the partition, and what the partition means for them in the contemporary context.

This event is part of MAP’s series Beyond Borders. This August and September, MAP commemorates the 75th year of India’s independence, with events around the theme Beyond Borders. Over the next two months, we explore and critique the concept of borders via multiple registers – history, geography, identity, and migration. Witness global practitioners and experts in conversation with each other, reimagining the meaning and significance of borders. Join us as we blur the boundaries between different genres and media, and explore people and spaces that transgress imagined borders.

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Aanchal Malhotra

Priyanka Seshadri

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