Karwaan Baithak: An online series in the memory of 75 years of India-Pakistan partition

As India commemorates the 75th year of Independence, Karwaan – The Heritage Exploration Initiative, and Sadaf Hussain – an author, podcaster and chef are organising an online series of talks to explore the political, cultural, sociological, demographic and other facets of the partition

Karwaan Baithak: Sarhad ke Iss Paar - Uss Paar

Karwaan, headed by Eshan Sharma, is one of India’s leading student’s collective working towards promoting conversations around India’s shared history and heritage. It has hosted more than 250 historians, scholars, authors and filmmakers around the globe.

Baithak – Sarhad ke Iss Paar – Uss Paar, spanning a long period of eight weeks – from 25 June to the 6 August, is being organised on Karwaan’s Youtube channel, and is hosting six different events, discussions and conversations to commemorate the 75 years of an overnight migration of thousands of people who felt like strangers in their own land.

With experts from both India and Pakistan, Karwaan Baithak will be organising the following sessions :

 

Discussion Topics Speakers Date & Time
Kya Dilli Kya Lahore :

The tale of two cities

Sohail Hashmi and Ishtiaq Ahmed 25 June, Saturday

5 pm onwards

Forgotten Tales of Partition :

Archiving the partition voices

Aanchal Malhotra, Anam Zakaria and Kavita Puri 3 July, Sunday

5 pm onwards

Sanjha Chulha :

Impact of partition on food

Pushpesh Pant, Chef ranveer Brar and Mariyam Jilani 16 July, Sunday

5 pm onwards

Songs of Partition :

Impact of partition on Music Memories

Wajiha Naqvi and Dr. Radha Kapuria 30 July, Saturday

5 pm onwards

A Common Thread :

Tribute to textile

Nitin Pamnani and Sanya Dhir 23 July, Saturday

5 pm onwards

Ye Daagh Daagh Ujala :

What happened to our literature?

Sukrita Paul Kumar 6 August, Saturday

5 pm onwards

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