My Parents’ World
About the project
In August 2015, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata and Goethe-Institut Dhaka, together with their partners “Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta”, “Research Initiative Bangladesh” and “South Asia Institute” – University Heidelberg" had started the project “My Parents’ World – Inherited Memories”.
The project researches inherited memories within the third generation post Partition of Bengal which had taken place in 1947 via interviews / oral history research. Young scientists from Kolkata and Dhaka explore how these ‘un-objectifiable memories’ and subjectively transmitted stories influence the image of the third generation of post-partition history. Through the multi-perspective of several of these inherited experiences and stories, the project intents to achieve a convergence of general understanding of this segment of historical developments.