The SAI research project ‘Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India’ is creating an accessible archive to digitize the stories, records, and reflections of the 1947 Partition of British India in crowd proportions. Our goal is to create an online community inviting personal and shared memories of Partition to preserve the realities experienced and enrich the historical knowledge of the event. We aim to use the history shared in this community to tell the true story of the societal effects of the largest migration in history, with the actual accounts of what happened. With these memories we hope to enrich the understanding of history, and pair the presentation of historical events with the human condition.
The first step is to collect stories – personal or second hand. We hope to collect any and all stories, reflections, or memories that you may have or have heard from someone. We are setting up an online survey, which will allow for people to share their personal stories, or stories of their friends and relatives, in with an oral or written format.