Anachal is raising funds in honour of Partition witnesses.

by
Anachal Singh

₹ 17,150

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Thanks for visiting my campaign page and following my planting saplings activity.

I’m raising funds for a cause that’s very close to my heart. Join me in giving voice to priceless memories of Partition that are fading fast. It’s a race against time and I’m raising funds to help close the gap. It will mean a lot to me if you would take a moment to support me, or join me, and at the very least take a couple minutes of your time to read on and learn more about my campaign.

I'm running this fundrasing campaign to record our next 2,000 stories.

HERE’S how you can join me:

1)You can donate a contribution on a sliding scale of 500-5000 INR. 

2) Tell your friends about my campaign - share it on social media!

3) Join me in this meaningful activity and start your own campaign! To learn more visit:
https://letzchange.org/campaigns/anachal-is-raising-funds-in-honour-of-partition-witnesses

WHY I’M RAISING THE FUNDS FOR THE NEXT MONTH

1947 Partition stories are untold, present in the form of verbal stories, and thus are at risk of fading away soon.
Partition is the story of an individual sufferer and while working with The 1947 Partition Archive from the previous one year, I had an opportunity to listen and record various oral narratives. However, we are in urgent need of recording the rest of the oral history before it gets too late. As a 1947 Partition Archive Story Scholar, I have recorded more than 150 stories and most of them have been archived. Of all the stories, I have shortlisted 10 stories to honor.

I would be honoring, Mr. Prakash Lal Narang, Mr. Rawail Singh Rajpal, Mr. Beant Singh, Mr. Devraj Rehani, Mrs. Savitri Fuloria, Mr. Suresh Java, Mrs. Shanta Puri, Mrs. Pramila Arora, Mr. Om Prakash Sapra and Mrs. Chandrakanta Khanna.  

However, the number of interviews that I have recorded is too minuscule and hence there is an urgency to record more stories and preserve them before we lose the remaining
partition survivors forever. Therefore through my small effort, you can join me
to ensure no stories are left that remain untold.  

ABOUT THE 1947 PARTITION ARCHIVE’s 10,000 story mission

The 1947 Partition Archive is on a mission to ensure that people’s history of South Asia’s Partition is not forgotten. We document and preserve eye-witness accounts from ALL communities affected by the partition of British India. The aim is not only to preserve the stories for future generations but also to empower the partition witnesses and their families to re-write the existing narratives of Partition as well as to bring the knowledge of Partition into wider public consciousness.

We started this work in 2010 and have made a significant intervention already with nearly 7500 oral histories recorded, making it the largest oral history record from South Asia. Prior to this, the collective memory of Partition was on the verge of being lost. It is our goal to record 10,000 stories in the next year as thousands of people await the opportunity to share their memories. Given that Partition happened more than 70 years ago, there is a great urgency today as those who remember are in their 80’s and 90’s today.

How this campaign will help:

Through this campaign I’m raising money to help support the recording of 2,000 more families’ oral histories with The 1947 Partition Archive and your contribution will make a huge impact in reaching this goal. Whether you donate Rs.100 or Rs. 1,00,000 Every little bit helps. You can donate any amount today, in support of my run. If you donate at least Rs. 13,000 I’ll dedicate to my next story recording.

PRESS COVERAGE

The 1947 Partition Archive has been featured in prominent journals and publications around the world including New York Times, Economic Times, Times of India, Business Standard, Dawn.com, etc.

(choose your recent articles, or chose from past articles such as those in the New York Times from our website: https://www.1947PartitionArchive.org) Here are the recent ones:

https://www.newsdeeply.com/peacebuilding/articles/2018/05/21/oral-testimonies-help-partition-survivors-break-taboos-and-heal-old-wounds

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/independence-day-partition-1947-delhi-exhibition-5310731/

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/partition-what-we-must-remember/20180815.htm

Saving the library before it burns: 

https://psmag.com/magazine/saving-the-library-before-it-burns-1947-partition-archive-india

http://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/women-who-remember/

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/independence-day-partition-1947-delhi-exhibition-5310731/

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/inside-sundarbans-wildlife-and-climate-displacements-haunt-partition-refugees/articleshow/65535262.cms

HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP:

Every Rupee that we earn goes a long ways. When all of us come together, we can together raise the funds to gather the resources required to record oral histories. Here are our costs:

Rs. 1000 - help purchase a camera tripod

Rs. 5000 - help us purchase camera memory cards & hard disks

Rs. 13,000 - ONE STORY! average cost of recording and archiving one video interview
 

₹ 17,150

Raised
27%
₹ 65,000
15
Days Left
9
Supporters