Aanchal Malhotra on using art to archive the past

Using objects as an entry point to talk about what may have been a traumatic time, Aanchal uncovers stories of migration and displacement during the 1947 Partition.

About the speaker

Aanchal Malhotra is an artist and oral historian working with memory and material culture. She is the author of ‘Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition Through Material Memory’. Malhotra is also the co-founder of the Museum of Material Memory, a digital repository of material culture from the Indian subcontinent, tracing family histories and social ethnography through heirlooms, collectibles and objects of antiquity.

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