We recorded the narratives of four Panjabi elders uprooted from their homeland during the Partition of British India in 1947. In 2010, Jaswant, Mohammed, Reginald and Tilak Raj met at The National Archives to describe how Partition had shaped their lives. Their stories tell of the hardship and loss that they endured but also the unexpected acts of kindness and humanity that they witnessed.
Dr Pippa Virdee of De Montfort University uncovers the hidden voices of Muslim women during the partition of the Punjab, India in 1947. Using first-hand accounts, Dr Virdee reveals how women, often sheltered from private and public spaces, created their own space during this complex and traumatising time.