Program AreaHuman Rights, Education, Arts & Culture
Location of ImpactGlobal
Headquarters LocationBerkeley, California, United States
Product PlatformsWeb, Hardware
Budget$0 to $500,000
Founder DemographicsFemale, Racial or Ethnicity Minority
The 1947 Partition Archive began with the need to uncover and understand the missing history of Partition, the legacy of which continues to play out to this day in the form of a heavily militarized nuclear Indo-Pakistani border. The lack of documentation leaves room for demagogues and often politically inspired narratives that seek to retell the history through a biased lens. The solution was to record the stories of those millions who witnessed and experienced Partition, and who now live across the world. The 1947 Partition Archive devised a novel digital platform to crowdsource video-based oral histories directly from those who experienced Partition. Citizen historians from around the world are taught and empowered to record the life stories of Partition witnesses and share them globally.