- Creativity amid Confusion
- Revisiting India’s Partition
There is nothing to glamourize about any human tragedy, particularly if it is of the magnitude of the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent. It resulted in the massive numbers of death, physical displacement, and the loss of dignity and honour. All put together they may total up to no less than 25 million humans. The cumulative upshot of these processes is still being felt in the region’s inter-communal conflicts and inter-state insecurity.
Strangely, however, it is not exceptional to see that such tragedies and resultant societal confusions do unleash human creativity. India’s Partition experience reconfirms the premise. It is on this theme that Partha Ghosh proposes to share his thoughts with his audience. He intends to sensitize the latter as to how several aspects of India’s cultural forms and productions in the shape of literature, cinema, drama, architecture, music, lyrics, food habits, etc., were influenced by the massive flows of human beings that Partition brought in its train in a short span of time.
Eintritt: 5,00 €, 3,00 € (Mitglieder der DIG und des DAI)