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Panel Discussion: The Context and Legacy of the Partition of India through Works of Art

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 3:30pm

Johnson Museum of Art, Wing Lecture Room × 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY. 14853

The exhibition 75 Years of Consequence: The Partition of India explores the legacy and tragedy of Partition, which created the independent states of India and Pakistan, and later Bangladesh. At this panel discussion, two of the exhibition curators—Ellen Avril, the Judith H. Stoikov Curator of Asian Art at the Johnson Museum, and Zain Abid ’24, a visitor services intern at the Museum and Outreach Coordinator for Cornell University’s South Asian Council—will be joined by Iftikhar Dadi, the John H. Burris Professor of History of Art and Binenkorb Director of the South Asia Program, and Durba Ghosh, Professor of History and director of the College of Arts and Science’s Humanities Scholars Program, to discuss the processes behind the exhibition and the social, cultural, and historical contexts of these works from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Cosponsored by the South Asia Program

Photo of Mohandas Gandhi on a morning stroll with his granddaughter Sita and grandniece Abbha, India, by Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904–1971), 1946-48 (negative); ca. 1965 (print), Gift of the artist, Class of 1927, and LIFE Magazine


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