RECKONING WITH HISTORY: No memorial existed for the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan, one of history’s largest human migrations. Mallika Ahluwalia ’05, a New Delhi native, envisioned a museum, and today she is CEO and curator of the year-old Partition Museum in Amritsar, India. Ahluwalia often interviews aging survivors of the migration, which took approximately 2 million lives. Survivors “say a burden is lifting off of them that finally there is a space that acknowledges what they went through,” she says.
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