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Anita Rani marks the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India by exploring its impact on four British families, including her own.

Anita Rani presents the extraordinary and emotional stories of three British families - one Muslim, one Hindu and one British colonial - who lived in India 70 years ago, at the time of Partition.

Binita Kane travels to Bangladesh to discover what happened when her Hindu father Bim had to flee his ancestral village as a young boy. Mandy Duke travels to Calcutta, scene of some of the worst partition violence, to uncover the amazing story of her grandfather Arthur Wise, who filmed there as violence broke out. And Asad Ali Syed and his grandson Sameer, two British Muslims with Pakistani heritage, journey to the Indian town of Ambala, to search for the house where Asad was born before his family were forced to flee to Pakistan.

59 minutes

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Wed 23 Aug 2017 00:50

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The 1947 Partition Archive

Support for creating this documentary series was provided by The 1947 Partition Archive


Role Contributor
Presenter Anita Rani
Director Leo Burley
Executive Producer Colette Flight
Producer Paula Nightingale
Production Company Wall to Wall Media


  • Wed 9 Aug 2017 21:00
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