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Open Public Event

Partition Explored

A 3 part online series exploring the partition of India

Online 2.30pm – 4.30pm


Join us in our 3 part online series exploring the partition of India.

With 75 years since the Partition of India, BAATN’s South Asian Heritage Diaspora Team offers three exploration events across three dates via zoom. Attendees are required to watch, read or listen to some or all of the named documentary, podcast and book as these will lead that session’s topic. The sessions will allow space for reflection, discussion, sharings, and ultimately a deeper exploration of this period of history.

This event is open to ALL BAATN members.


Session 1: Saturday 12th November 2022
Partition in Colour – Parts 1 & 2 (Channel 4). Watch the video here.


Session 2: Saturday 4th February 2023

The Partition of India in 1947 and its impact on Women is a podcast presented by Anita Rani interviewing Shruti Kapila, professor of Indian History at Cambridge University and Ritu Menon, feminist publisher and writer, and author of Borders & Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition, as they discuss the stories of women at this time.

Listen to the broadcast on BBC Sounds.

Session 2 will be facilitated by Aneet Kaur and Naila Dunleavy


Session 3: Saturday 4th March 2023
With Guest Speaker: Kavita Puri
Journalist and author of “Partition Voices – Untold British Stories”

Kavita Puri is an award-winning BBC journalist, executive producer and broadcaster. She presents documentaries on Radio 4 and the World Service including The Inquiry. She devised, wrote and presented the landmark three-part series Partition Voices for Radio 4, which won the Royal Historical Society’s Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. It has been adapted for the stage by the Donmar Warehouse in London with Tara Theatre. She is the creator and presenter of the critically acclaimed Radio 4 series Three Pounds in My Pocket, which charts the social history of British South Asians from the post-war years. It is on its fifth series. While editor of Our World, its foreign documentaries were recognised with awards including the Royal Television Society and the Foreign Press Association. She worked for many years at Newsnight and studied Law at Cambridge University.

Session 3 will be facilitated by Poppy Banerjee and Naila Dunleavy



The BAATN South Asian Diaspora Heritage Team

Vedia Maharaj, Aneet Kaur, Mickey Peake, Poppy Banerjee and Naila Dunleavy



Online meeting via Zoom

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2.30pm – 4.30pm



Saturday 12th November 2022

Saturday 4th February 2023

Saturday 4th March 2023


Free for BAATN Members
£10 for non-members

Booking Conditions

  • Bookings can be made any time up until Thursday at 5 pm before the day of the event.
  • Only the next two upcoming dates will be open for registration at any one time.
  • If you have difficulty booking, email the events administrator
  • If an event is full, email the events administrator to go on the waiting list. If a place becomes available before 5 pm on the day before the event, priority will be given to those at the top of the waiting list.

Full payment will need to be made to guarantee a place.

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