Legacy of Violence Shaping the Now: Tales of Partition


Join The Second Floor as they discuss the politics and violent history of the 1947 Partition and its impact on our current conceptualisation and rhetoric regarding Nationhood, Nationalism and Identity.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Nauman Naqvi:
Dr Nauman Naqvi is an Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities at Habib University, where he has been the founding Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the founding Director of the Habib Liberal Core Curriculum. Dr Naqvi has also taught at Columbia University, Brown University, Connecticut College, and Colorado College. His work cuts across history, literature, philosophy and religious studies.

Vazira Zamindar:
Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar is a writer and historian of modern South Asia, with an interest in twentieth century histories of decolonization, displacement, war, non-violence, the visual archive and contemporary art. Her book, The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories (Columbia University Press, 2007; Penguin India 2008; Mashal Books, Urdu edition, 2014) combined oral histories with archival research to examine the significance of refugees in nation-state formation in the devastating aftermath of 1947. Stories from the book have been performed by the Delhi-based Dastangoi (Dastaan-e-Partition), and the book has been an inspiration for Mara Ahmad’s film A Thin Wall (2015), Shayma Sayid’s dance Kanhaiya yaad hai kuch bhee hamari (South Bank Center, London, August 2017), and for the San Francisco Enacte Arts’ play The Parting (2018).

Dr. Ali Raza:
Dr. Ali Raza is an Associate Professor of History at LUMS. He is the author of Revolutionary Pasts: Communist Internationalism in Colonial India. He is also the co-curator of the LUMS Digital Archive which has documented and curated Partition testimonies. (adding the last sentence – it’s not necessary at all – only if you need a line on Partition).

Date: 17th April 2021
Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Live on Facebook and Youtube
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2762769657387217

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