Partition : A Look-Back in Nostalgia & Anguish
Jaipur : 18 August, The Department of English, Jaipur National University, organized ‘Paper Presentation’ programme on 17 August to mark the Declaration of the Radcliffe Line – the Border Line / The Bloody Line drawn between India and Pakistan in 1947. Writers and Film-Makers have sensitively captured in their Literary and Celluloid productions the traumatic experiences of the people of the two countries . Tamas by Bhisham Sahni , Pinjar by Amrita Pritam and Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh, are some of the finest examples of ‘Partition Literature’ . Students presented papers on the various dimensions of ‘Partition Literature’ and also screened heart-touching movie/documentary clippings depicting the massacre , the riots and the agony of dislocation & alienation resulting from this unfortunate divide between two nations.
Students of the department also presented a Skit they had specially scripted for this occasion to bring out the surging emotions of the nightmarish event of ‘Partition’ . The event was presided over by Dr. Rani Rathore , HOD , English , ICG/IIS University . Appreciating the efforts of the students in putting up such an innovative show to mark the Partition , Chancellor / Chairperson of the university , Dr Sandeep Bakshi said that such events sensitize today’s youth to the excruciating pain and horror faced by the people of the two countries during the unfortunate event of ‘Partition’ . Referring to the poetry of Gulzar , he said that the human bond , between the people , however , certainly outweighs the political rivalries , and that is what needs to be celebrated.Back to Media