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, the project explores how Partition and wider processes of decolonisation are remembering by people of South Asian heritage in the UK. By exploring what is remembered about Partition and the events that followed it, and the form that these memories take in the present, we are trying to better understand how memories of Partition continue to shape social relationships both inside South Asian communities in the UK and between different groups and communities. 

Latest news

2021 is the 50th year since the creation of Bangladesh and we will be marking this milestone with a number of co-created events. Our latest ‘open call’ is looking for objects that tell a story about Bangladesh.

Maybe you have a family heirloom that holds a memory about a specific moment in time?

50 years 50 objects project page: www.memoriesofpartition.co.uk/50years50objects

MMPI will be taking part in the South Asian Heritage Month (18 July – 17 August 2020)

Two MMPI films showed as part of South Asian Heritage Month:

Photographs from our fieldwork trip to Bangladesh and India in 2020:

Get involved with these latest MMPI projects:

5 day Food and Memory challenge coming soon

Objects and Memory coming soon