Advisory Council

Our advisers come from diverse backgrounds and are lending their knowledge, time and expertise in helping towards two aspects of our mission: the 1) Oral History Program which entails the recording of witness oral histories and 2) The Task Force for Institutionalizing the Memory of Partition which entails researching the most ethical, educational and effective approach for disseminating the oral histories of Partition.
In alphabetical order:

Gita Dang - Development

Gita is a business leader with three decades of corporate experience. Gita, Founder Director, Talent Advisory Services has successfully placed senior executives in the C-suite for a wide range of companies including CARE India, Charities Aid Foundation, Omidyar Network, Acumen Fund, Impact Investors Council, Matrix Partners, Gap Inc., ADP, Gap Inc., and Cisco Systems. She has also worked as an external consultant for a number of organizations, including, Community Business, Diversity Best Practices and Northern Trust Bank. Gita has a strong interest in development and entrepreneurship and serves on the Board of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Delhi NCR. She is also working very closely with University of Chicago and corporates for inclusive employability for special needs. She also serves on the governing council of Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD). Gita has also has co-authored English language text books and workbooks for primary schools, including “Meeting Early Challenges: Special Steps for A Special Child” with Meena Cariappa. Gita has received a Master’s Degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Dr. Priya Satia - Oral History Program Advisor, Stanford

Dr. Priya Satia is Professor of History at Stanford University where she teaches courses on modern Britain and the British Empire. Her research interests span modern British cultural and political history, colonialism and imperialism, the experience and practice of war, technology and culture, human rights and humanitarianism, the state and institutions of government, arms trade, political economy of empire, and environmental history. Satia's first book Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2008) won several prizes, including the American Historical Association's Herbert Baxter Adams Prize. Her second book, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin, 2018) will shortly be released. She is now working on a book on the history of the global Left, including a particular focus on the Partition of British India. Her work has also appeared in numerous academic journals and edited collections. She also writes on historical subjects for popular media in the US, UK, India, and Pakistan. For more information, see

Dr. Trishanjit Kaur - Story Scholars Program Adviser, Patiala

Dr. Trishanjit Kaur is serving as Professor & Dean of the Faculty of Education and Information Science at Punjabi University in Patiala. She has contributed nearly 100 papers including research articles in peer reviewed journals, conference papers, book chapters, book reviews, and more. She also serves on the editorial boards of numerous prestigious international peer reviewed LIS journals. Dr. Kaur is a life member of several national level associations of Library and Information Science. She has served as General Secretary of the Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS). She has been a member of the Canadian Library Association and the American Library Association (ALA). She has also served for two terms (2007-09) on the International Relations Committee (IRC) Sub-committee Near East and South Asia of American Library Association. She has participated and presented papers at various conferences held in India, USA, Canada, Thailand, and Finland. Her paper “Strategies of Preserving Memories of Refugee Women in India: A Case Study of Punjab” for the 78 IFLA Satellite Meeting, Tampere (Finland) from 8-10 August 2012 was highly appreciated and ignited her interest in The 1947 Partition Archive. She is a Punjab based adviser to the Story Scholars Program.