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Heritage and the Punjabi Landscape: UBC Undergraduates Explore the Practice of Memory in Punjab, India

Darbar Sahib/Harmandir Sahib/Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India

This presentation will feature UBC undergraduates taking part in a Go Global international research conference in February 2019 in Patiala and Amritsar, Punjab, India, that explores the meaning and practice of “Heritage” in the Indian state of Punjab. Conducted in collaboration with Punjabi University, Patiala (PUP) and including students from both institutions, the program centers on interactions with local artists and heritage specialists; visits to heritage sites; and exploration of an exhibition on view in the village of Preet Nagar, near the India/Pakistan border, which was founded in the 1930s as an intentional artistic and intellectual community. The exhibition engages with the legacy of Partition, the division of the cultural and linguistic region of Punjab into the post-colonial states of India and Pakistan.

When: Thursday February 28, 2019 | 4 – 5 pm
Where:
MOA Room 213
Speaker: UBC Undergraduate participants in UBC Go Global Progam at Punjabi University, Patiala