Inherited Memories

Inherited Memories © Goethe-Institut

​This website focuses on events related to the Partition of Bengal of 1947. It intends to be an open resource for researchers and people who want to learn about this important part of history which forced over 8 million people to migrate because of a political decision. In this day and age we feel that an openly accessible archive is important so that each person can access and build their own opinion on these events.

My parents' world

Homepage © Goethe-Institut Kolkata & Bangladesh/Design:Sharanya Chattopadhyay

3rd generation remembers Bengal Partition

Three generations have passed since the Partition of Bengal. The Goethe-Institutes in Kolkata and Dhaka present the five months project "Inherited Memories". It focuses on inherited memories of the third generation post partition, how it affects millions of people still today, shapes their minds and views of "the other Bengal" and what role the culture of memory plays in coming to terms with the passed on traumata.


Chitmahal — Indo-Bangladesh Enclaves


Resources on Bengal Partition


Contact

Goethe-Institut Bangladesh

German Cultural Centre
Dhaka House No. 10, Road No. 9 (new)
Dhanmondi R/A
Dhaka - 1205
Bangladesh
Tel. +880 2 9126525
Fax +880 2 9117781
info-dhaka@goethe.de


Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Park Mansions, Gate 4
57A, Park Street
Kolkata 700 016
India
Tel. +91 33 22646602, 6398, 6424
info-kolkata@goethe.de


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&
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Universität Heidelberg


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