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Watch: Restorying Partition – Retrace

Granddaughters Aastha and Bhavya’s bedtime stories included their grandmother’s time spent in Peshawar, and because of that Peshawar felt like a place far away, belonging to a fairy tale and their grandmothers like princesses who migrated on a chopper with their pockets stuffed with cash and dry fruits.

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.


Story Three: Retrace
‘Restorying Partition’ with Vishwajyoti Ghosh – a series of narratives that document the experiences of partition’s grandchildren who have grown up with its everlasting effects and negotiated with this reality in their daily lives. Watch ‘Story Two: Finding Connections’ here.
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‘Kings change through good and bad times. In our time, Kings didn’t change but the people did. And the change that happened hence, cannot be described.’ – Mohinder Kaur Talwar