Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India
The Mittal Institute presents a series of videos below in which a range of distinguished faculty and experts from Harvard University and peer institutions discuss their work on the 1947 Partition of British India research project.
Together, the team seeks to answer the many questions that the legacy of the Partition presents: What was the aftermath of the forced displacement? How can new technologies empower and reconnect refugee families? What can we learn from the memories of those who experienced the event?
Shubhangi Bhadada, Interfaculty Fellow, The Mittal Institute
One of the Partition projects studies the long-run memories of the aftermath of forced displacement resulting from the 1947 Partition of British India, compiling findings from over 2,000 interviews.
How many people chose to or were forced to move? Where did they leave from and where did they go? These are just two of the many questions the Partition team seeks to uncover the answers to.
A presentation at the World Economic Forum explores how new technologies can help empower and reconnect refugee families across the globe with their history and missing loved ones.
Inspired by Kosambi’s use of analytic methods to understand history, this talk discusses the use of basic analytics to better “see” some overlooked regularities in human behavior.
Prashant Bharadwaj, Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Karim Lakhani, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Diane Athaide, Urban Designer, Sasaki
The researchers on the Partition of British India 1947 project presented their research-to-date at the Asia Society in New York in 2017.
What can we learn about the 1947 Partition of British India by crowdsourcing memories and interviewing those who experienced the event?