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India's Partition: The Forgotten Story

British film-maker Gurinder Chadha travels from Southall to Delhi to find out about the Partition of India - one of the most seismic events of the 20th century.

In this documentary, British film-maker Gurinder Chadha, director of Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy's House, travels from Southall to Delhi to find out about the Partition of India - one of the most seismic events of the 20th century. Partition saw India divided into two new nations - independent India and Pakistan. The split led to violence, disruption and death.

To find out why and how it happened, Gurinder crosses India, meeting people whose lives were torn apart by Partition and talking to historians who explain the motivations behind the split. Along the way, she discovers that Partition was caused by politicians who were more interested in their own power than in Indian unity, and finds out that the British also played a major role in the Partition.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 7 Sep 2017 00:45

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Role Contributor
Presenter Gurinder Chadha
Producer Robin Dashwood
Executive Producer Ricardo Pollack
Production Manager Sara Revell
Editor Damian Leask
Associate Producer Renasha Khan
Director of photography Justin Evans
Production Company Bend It TV Limited

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