Spoken Truth to Power / Ep. 3: Why was the psychological impact of the Partition of India overlooked?

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CW/TW: This episode contains discussion of racial discrimination and traumatic historical events.

Why was the psychological impact of significant events in British history like the Partition of India overlooked? The Partition of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947 caused the largest forced migration in human history, displacing 15 million people and leading to the death of at least one million people. However, unlike the Holocaust in Germany, the impact of intergenerational impact of events like the Partition have not been explored enough. Daljeet talks to Professor of History at Royal Holloway University – Professor Sarah Ansari about colonial narratives, fragmentation of identities, and the impact of Partition on women.


Creator: Daljeet Jutla @culturestudio1, www.culturestudio.co.uk

Host: Daljeet Jutla (@daljeetjutla)

Guest: Professor Sarah Ansari (@PartitionGroup, @RHULHistory,  https://partitioneducationgroup.wordpress.com/about-us/ & https://partitionwomensvoices.com/)

Artwork: Amrit Singh, @MrASingh https://www.rebelcreatives.co/ Sound Design and Music by Elliot Bulley and Audio Post Production by Chaos Creative

Specialist Producer: Serena Barker Singh @serenabarksing Consulting editor: Chhavi Sachdev @sonologue https://www.sonologue.com

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Resources: Samaritans, free and confidential helpline Phone on 116 123 24 hours a day www.samaritans.org. Hopscotch Women's Centre - support services for Asian and other BAME women www.hopscotchawc.org.uk Phone 0207 388 8198. The Black, African and Asian therapy network (BAATN) directory of therapists from ethnic minority backgrounds www.batn.org.uk

This season was funded by Arts Council England