India’s new museums are more about memories than objects

All these years, the Partition of India and Pakistan, the biggest mass migration in the last century, has been confined to refugee accounts and nightmares, literature and cinema, and lived on in the fears and longings of later generations. There was no physical memorial anywhere to Partition — perhaps because it was seen as too flammable, too painful.

Now, 70 years on, a small museum in Amritsar's Town Hall marks the traumatic event which led to 12 million people crossing the border, and killing somewhere between one and two million..................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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