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#ChasingMemories - The 10,000 Stories Challenge 

This summer, we are honoring our ancestors through a special campaign while also fundraising for documenting the next 2000 oral histories. The Archive has preserved 8000 memories already, as a part of its goal to reach 10,000 families.

Here's how you can join us in #ChasingMemories

1) CAMPAIGN: Bike/run/swim or chose another activity that you'll do this summer to honor a Partition witness.  Make your campaign on Letzchange for India or MightyCause for all other countries.

2) DONATE: No time for a campaign? No problem. Encourage and support one of the many campaigners through your donation: (Visit Letzchange in India and MightyCause in all other countries)

3) LEARN: Never done a campaign? No problem. Attend our free workshop on crowdfunding. We are here to walk this journey with you, to make campaigning really fun and meaningful.

CAMPAIGN STATUS: 133 of 2000 stories funded! 


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In the news -- Highlights

August 18, 2017 | Dawn -- Karachi

Online: Time to heal

August 13, 2017 | NPR News -- Washington

Online: Giving Voice to Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth of India and Pakistan

August 8, 2017 | BBC -- London

Online: Collecting ‘difficult memories’ from the birth of two nations

August 14, 2013 | The New York Times -- New York, NY

Potent Memories From a Divided India

August 7, 2017 | The Tribune -- Chandigarh

Online: Largest collection of Partition witness accounts set for release

August 7, 2017 | The Times of India -- Delhi

Online: Notes From The Great Divide: Witnesses of Partition unite to tell tales of pain and separation

August 6, 2017 | Mumbai Mirror -- Mumbai

Online: Revisiting Partition: 70 Years On, Mumbaikars Come Together To Reflect On The Past

August 17, 2016 | The Nation -- Lahore

Online: 'I wanted to change the lack of knowledge about Partition'

August 12, 2015 | Al Jazeera - Doha, Qatar

Online: Remembering the great divide

August 12, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal -- Delhi

Online: Oral History Project Races to Record Voices of Partition Survivors in India and Pakistan

February 2, 2014 | Hindustan Times -- Delhi, India

Online: History in the Making
Print: History in the Making