G5A, the wonderful space in Laxmi Mills Lane, Shakti Mills Estate, Mahalaxmi has over the months become a favorite hangout for both the intellectuals and the art world. Today at 6.30 in the evening Literature Live brings a new perspective to the trauma caused by the partition of India into two countries. An estimated 5,00,000 people were killed, and millions displaced.
When a country goes through crisis its countrymen take a lifetime to get over the tragedy which is why seven decades have not reduced the scars of what happened in 1947 however as the likes of as Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, and Alok Sarin, Clinical Psychiatrist at Sitaram Bhatia Institute of Science & Research, release their anthology The Psychological Impact of the Partition in India there is hope for the country.
Dr Guneeta Singh Bhalla who founded the 1947 Partition Archives (an oral history project collecting/ preserving first-hand accounts of the Partition in video interviews across San Francisco Bay Area), the archive has now grown to over 3000 interviews collected from nine countries including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, United States, United Kingdom among others.
Writer and film-maker Paromita Vohra has agreed to chair the event.