Prof. William Gould and Prof. Sarah Ansari On 17 August, William Gould (Leeds) and Sarah Ansari (Royal Holloway) – two founder-members and former co-chairs of the Partition Education Group - will together give a lecture exploring the historical context in which the people of South Asia secured their independence from British rule in 1947. While nationalist … Continue reading Two historians speak on Partition and its aftermath
Gurcharan Kaur Indian people did not experience the colour bar because “they all owned their own businesses”, and alongside this bold statement stood a picture of a corner shop! Do you really believe this is true? Well this was the view portrayed by a history teacher to his students. How can you know this is … Continue reading What about British colonialism?
Jonathan Kennedy, Head of Humanities, Belle Vue Girls' Academy Partition education is a vital pillar of the History curriculum at Belle Vue Girls’ Academy (BVGA). Whilst Partition education adds a very specific dimension to the development of wider historical knowledge beyond the British Isles, it also facilitates reflection on universal themes of prejudice and social … Continue reading Partition education: a vital pillar of our History curriculum