Living through partition

Seventy years after partition divided the Indian subcontinent, many families still maintain records of their lives during the years of upheaval. Al Jazeera’s The Stream crowdsourced this collection of memories with the help of the 1947 partition Archive, The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, and individual contributors. Click through to witness history, from an Indian soldier serving in the British army during World War II, to friends celebrating together before facing permanent separation.