[Soasiastudents] Partition Forum
snodgras at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 4 17:18:53 PST 2005
>From the Punjabi Heritage Society:
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 20:44:28 -0800 (PST)
From: phs03 at u.washington.edu
Subject: PHS presents...The FORUM!! Hello PHS members!
The partition of India devastated both India and Pakistan. About 15 million
refugees were poured across the borders to regions completely foreign to them.
Not only was the country divided, but so were the provinces of Punjab and
Bengal, divisions which caused catastrophic riots and claimed the lives of
Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs alike. As a result, the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu
communities in India, Pakistan and abroad have had a long history of animosity.
Therefore, we at PHS and PSA (Pakistani Student Association) have joined
together to bring you THE FORUM.
The goal of this forum is to increase awareness of our past, and learn about
the aftermath of partition in terms of its impact on communities living in the
Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
We hope that this forum generates an interest and formulates a discussion that
will allow us to express our own thoughts and overcome misperceptions we might
And so we invite you to join us for the following two evenings:
Event: ....Film Earth 1947....
Date: January 6, 2005 (Thursday)
Where: Thomson 317
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The gruesome partition of 1947 and its repercussions is what forms the take-off
point for Deepa Mehta's Earth. Adapted from Bapsi Sidhwa's novel 'The ice Candy
man', the movie has been brilliantly directed by Deepa Mehta. Set in Lahore it
is the tale of partition seen through the eyes of an 8 year old parsi girl,
Lenny, who is looked after by her maid, Shanta(Nandita Das).
Lenny is leading an idyllic childhood in her rich parsi household surrounded by
her doting ayah & the other servants. Suddenly all hell breaks loose when the
partition becomes a reality and the senseless violence and the bloody carnage
starts. Hindu and Muslims kill each other and the world of charm & innocence
gives way to stark fear and hatred.
Starring Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Maia Sethna, Rahul Kjanna, Kitu Gidwani.
Director/Screenwriter Deepa Mehta
Event: The FORUM
Date: January 13, 2005 (Thursday)
Where: Thomson 317
Time: 6:30 p.m.
There will be a panel of three graduate students from the South Asia
department, Mona Rashid, David Spillane and Jagmohan Mann, who will be
answering the questions that many of us have, and Keith Snodgrass will be the
mediator. It will be an informal discussion, driven by your thoughts, ideas,
and questions. Please bring your curiosity!
Have a wonderful break!
Punjabi Heritage Society
E-mail: phs03 at u.washington.edu WWW: http://students.washington.edu/phs03
Please feel free to contact your fellow PHS officers:
President: Preet Bassi (pkbassi at u.washington)edu)
Vice-President(Internal): Satinder Kaur (sk7 at u.washington.edu)
Vice-President(External): Bharti Sharma (sharmb at u.washington.edu)
Secretary: Uday Prakash (uday0210 at u.washington.edu)
Treasurer: Karandeep Singh Pawar (karan5 at u.washington.edu)
Event Coordinator: Nicholos Birk (nickbirk at u.washington.edu)
Public Relations: Priya Om (priya18 at u.washington.edu)
Public Relations: Newton Birk (newts82 at u.washington.edu)
Associate Director & Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Jackson School
Box 353650, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206)543-4800; Fax(206)685-0668
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