Partition on the Silver Screen: Cinematic Representation of the Partition through the Years


The partition of India, was, and remains, a watershed event whose trauma continues to affect India's social and political spaces. In this feature, we explore some of the ways in which partition has been internalised in India’s collective conscience, particularly, its depiction through India’s dominant cultural modes of production, that is, Hindi cinema.

Click through this timeline to see how different eras in Hindi cinema depicted partition.

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