For this class, it is very important to view a discussion on film and history by reading the "introduction" here.
Primary sources can be located in:
The1947 Partition Archives is one of the best all-around resources in teh South Asia subcontinent with many of their interviews now archived at teh Stanford Digitized Collection, here.
To locate published primary sources, consider the following search strategies in the Library Catalog:
KEYWORD SEARCHES Add the following terms to your keyword searches with AND.
(letters OR correspondence)
description and travel
India AND Partition
Pakistan AND sources
SUBJECT SEARCHES Use Library of Congress Subject Headings. (Click here to learn more.)
AUTHOR SEARCHES Use the names of people and organizations that are central to your topic as authors. (Hint: If you perform this search in WorldCat, limit your search to books.)
Examples of author searches:
1947 Partition Archives also has good bibliography.
**Do keep in mind that while all of these help understand partition, that is not the central focus of all of these books. Also, the list may not be as up to date as the one you may be able to generate using the resources above.
CONTENT ON FILM
This Bloody Line (a film on Sir Cyril Radcliffe)
BBC 70 years after Partition Primer (3.56) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmaNi_c2Dm8
70 years on Newsnight (6:53) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU1n1tW6sUw
1947 Partition of India and Pakistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-oyPcHsVKc
For an exhaustive list of films on partition, see http://www.1947partitionarchive.org/films_videos
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