BushGreen Loves: Partition Stories
The BBC has pulled out all the stops in remembrance of Partition 70 years ago in 1947. There’s a whole tonne of stuff to listen to on BBC Radio.
BBC Worldservice has listened to those who experienced the partition in this documentary: Partition Voices.
A new version of the dazzling, magic realist Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie on the BBC. Dramatised by Ayeesha Menon. Starring Nikesh Patel, Abhin Galeya and Meera Syal.
Darren Kuppan (Guards at the Taj, Spooks) stars in original drama Partition by Nick Ahad as a radio play on BBC Leeds and at West Yorkshire Playhouse this September. It’s currently sold out at WYP but you could queue for returns or call for a waiting list.
My Family, Partition and Me
Anita Rani discovers the human impact of partition in stories of four families including her own.
Come Closer: Memories of Partition
The Royal Exchange Theatre will work with 10 South Asian writers and spoken words artists from across Greater Manchester to create new performance pieces which will reveal the untold stories of the significance of partition and the impact still felt today. A promenade performance in September 2017 with Manchester Museum. Free to attend and no need to book.
Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
Toba Tek Singh (1955) by Saadat Hassan Manto
The Shadow Lines (1988) by Amitav Ghosh
A Fine Balance (2001) by Rohinton Mistry
Drawing the Line (2013) by Howard Brenton
Zindabad (2016) by David Conville
Urvashi Butalia’s collection of oral histories: The Other Side of Silence
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