Split the Difference: India’s Partition Explained with Ahir Shah and Eshaan Akbar
Sunday, 14 August
It’s 75 years since British India was split in two, but what does Partition mean today? Signalling the end of British colonial rule in the subcontinent, and leaving thousands dead and millions displaced – why are we not taught about it in schools? Ahir Shah discusses family histories and second generation identity with fellow British-Asian comedian Eshaan Akbar.
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“All you are taught at school is: Henry VIII was a bit of a legend, then World War Two.” – Ahir Shah
“Wounds created in 1947 remained open and festering for decades.” – Ahir Shah
“You have these two senses of us in your head - I can’t believe WE did this to US.” – Ahir Shah
Presented by Ahir Shah. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Jade Bailey. Audio production by Jade Bailey The Bunker is a Podmasters Production.
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