Lady Kishwar Desai on Partition, 70 years on

On Wednesday 22 November 2017, Lady Kishwar Desai presented the latest in our series of annual lectures with the London School of Economics.

The 70th year of Indian independence inevitably recalls Partition and the violent division that followed it. In a lecture that considers the lessons for other countries facing similar divisions, Lady Desai talked about her experience of about establishing the Partition Museum in Amritsar, and whether partition and division are ever reparable. The lecture was chaired by Susheila Nasta MBE, one of our distinguished friends.

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