The drawing of a line on a map can have apocalyptic consequences. When the two self-governing countries of Pakistan and India legally came into existence at midnight on 14th August and 15th August 1947, between 10 and 12 million people were displaced along religious lines, creating an overwhelming refugee crises accompanied by large-scale violence. It is estimated that up to two million people lost their lives in this process.
The line of partition that created the two nations continues to reverberate through and shape their contemporary politics.
Join event chair Yasmin Khan with Politics and International Relations Professor, Dibyesh Anand, and Pakistani High Commissioner, Ibne Abbas, for a reflection on the historical and current ramifications of the partition on India, Pakistan and the wider region.