7047: Rabba Hun Ke Kariye
July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0£5
Frank Brazil presents three events marking 70 years of the partition of India, and the end of 200 years of British occupation. The partition created about 15 million refugees and over 1 million people are thought to have died. Many families of refugees have settled in east London, this small programme is in recognition of these communities.
“RABBA HUN KE KARIYE “ (Thus Departed Our Neighbours)
Director & Producer Ajay Bhardwaj,
India, 2007, 65 minutes, Punjabi with English subtitles. + audience discussion
When India won independence from British rule in 1947, the north western province of Punjab was divided into two. The Muslim majority areas of West Punjab became part of Pakistan, and the Hindu and Sikh majority areas of East Punjab remained with, the now divided, India. East Punjabis fondly remember their bonding with the Muslim neighbours and vividly recall its betrayal “In memory of all that was lost” says Ajay Bhardwaj.