SOLD OUT - Decolonising Partition: 70 Years On @ Birkbeck, University of London, London [30 July]

SOLD OUT - Decolonising Partition: 70 Years On

13:00 - 17:00

 Facebook event page
Birkbeck, University of London
WC1E 7HX London, United Kingdom
August marks seventy years since the partition of South Asia into India, Pakistan and later Bangladesh. Partition created alien borders and brought colossal trauma to the region and its inhabitants. And in the last seven decades, none of the newly formed nations have escaped their colonial legacies; the identities of Bangladesh, Pakistan and India are still inherently tied to each other and to colonial divisions and colonial conceptions of nationalism.

Such nationalism has been at the root of modern conflicts that play out culturally and politically in South Asia, but also within the South Asian diaspora. Whilst the future of Kashmir still remains unresolved.

This event will look at the gendered impact of partition, the rise of Islamophobia in Sikh and Hindu communities, as well as the damaging impact of Hindu nationalism on the prospects of creating cross-religion solidarity within the region.

We will ask if, and how, South Asia can move beyond the deep-seated colonial legacies of partition.

Partition and gender:

Simran Randhawa (
Amrit Wilson (South Asia Solidarity Group)
A'lshah Waheed (Co-founder of Patchwork Archivists & Contributor to Skin Deep)

Moving beyond the colonial divide

Dr Fatima Rajina (Surrey and Cambridge Uni)
Dr Katy Sian (York Uni)
Hussein Kesvani (Freelance journalist and co-producer of No Country for Brown Men)
Sita Balani (King's College London)

This event will take place on the 30th of July from 1pm at Birkbeck University Malet Street campus in room B34.


If you would like to attend but cannot afford a ticket email [email protected]
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

The most anticipated events in London :

Sunfall 2017: a new festival for London
SOLD OUT! Elrow Town London Outdoors - Second date added!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Hospitality In The Park 2017
Finsbury Park N4 1EE
London Tequila Festival - Tickets Selling Quickly!
Prosecco & Percussion Festival | London
London, United Kingdom
Holi Festival Of Colours London 2017
Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 0, United Kingdom
Eastern Electrics 2017
London, United Kingdom
Nasty Women Exhibition: London- Private view
Black and White Building
Clapham Common
Should we accept that humanity’s time is nearly up?
Barbican Centre
The most popular events in your news feed!