Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination

Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination (MMPI) is a five-year research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust. Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, this research responds to the urgent need to capture cultural memories of Partition in the British Asian community.

Memories of Partition continue to shape contemporary British Asian community relations and this research makes a transformative intervention in the field of Memory Studies and the sociological analysis of migrant communities. It asks how are community identities, including a sense of Britishness, produced and articulated by South Asian people in the UK through cultural practices and social processes of remembering the 1947 Partition of India?