History Club Exhibition

Bangalore and Partition

This academic year the History Club of our school decided to work on a project titled ‘Bangalore and the Partition’. Most stories around India’s partition are based in the northern part of India as partition didn't affect the south very much. The aim of the project was to track the journey of those refugees who came from Pakistan all the way to Bangalore.

Under the guidance of their teachers, the boys of the Club divided themselves into groups to undertake the various facets of the exhibition viz. research, movie making, interviewing, object collection etc. They visited the Government Archives at Vidhan Soudha and the Ulsoor Gurdwara for information. Next they interviewed partition survivors who live in Bangalore.

They also interviewed two people whose families left for Pakistan while they chose to stay in India. They compiled all the information in a very interesting documentary. They put up an exhibition in the Old Refectory of the school. Students and teachers who visited the exhibition were excited to walk through the train and a map of India, tracing the journey of the refugees. A video depicting the journey, exhibits related to Sindhi and Punjabi culture and books related to the partition period were also on display. The Club members thoroughly enjoyed the process of working on the Project.

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