Moniza Alvi's At the Time of Partition on Radio 3
Words and Music: Partition, BBC Radio 3, Sunday 20 August 2017, 6.15pm
Words and Music of 20 August 2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India. It featured an extract from Moniza Alvi's book-length poem At the Time of Partition. Inspired by her own family history, this book is a deeply personal story of fortitude and courage, as well as of tragic loss. The two-minute extract from section 15 was read on the programme by actor Ayesha Dharker.
‘August 1947 - just seventy years ago - and Britain grants independence to India but at the same time splits its dominion to create Pakistan. The actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, whose own family was caught up in the turmoil, joins Ayesha Dharker in a programme that traces the emotional and psychological cost of Partition.’
Click here to listen (Moniza Alvi's poem is read at 42.20)
And Other Poems blog, online 7 January 2013
Extracts from Moniza Alvi’s book-length poem At the Time of Partition were featured on the And Other Poems blog in January 2013. The page was retweeted 14 August 2017 to mark 70th anniversary of the Partition of India.
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[21 August 2017]