Watch: The Memory Keeper – Remembering Partition Through Objects

Aanchal Malhotra, an artist, writer, oral historian and archivist, studies the objects people took with them when crossing the border during Partition.

The Wire’s #PartitionAt70 series brings a number of stories, through text and multimedia content, that will attempt at drawing a comprehensive picture of those weeks and months when entire geographies and histories changed forever.

Aanchal Malhotra is an artist, writer, oral historian and archivist. Her first book, Remnants of a Separation, was released on August 11, 2017. Her work explores the history of Partition by documenting objects that people brought with them from both sides during the mass exodus.

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