South Asia: 75 Years of Partition-Independence


Dates Duration 
August 22, 2022 to December 16, 2022
(All day)
Hohbach Hall
General Public
Stanford University Libraries

The summer of 2022 marks 75 years since the modern nation states of India and Pakistan were born. With hastily drawn boundaries the Indian subcontinent was partitioned into a Muslim-majority East and West Pakistan and a Hindu-majority India. The Partition of 1947 displaced more than 15 million people with over 2.5 million missing or presumed dead. This exhibit commemorates Indian and Pakistani independence from colonial rule and the bloody legacy of Partition and is open for public viewing during regular Green Library hours.

On view from August 22 – December 16 2022