Bengal Partition

Event Date: 4th February 2022

Any discussion on the ‘Bengal Partition’ inevitably evokes memories of communal rift, struggles and agitation, but Dr. Debali Mookerjea-Leonard, Professor of English and World Literature, James Madison University, beautifully connected real people with characters of the novels written at that time with absolute positivity in her presentation. Our members appreciated the positive portrayal of the refugees. Ms R. Banerjee said, “I have learnt many facts from this event. The information showed how deprivation motivates a person to bring out the hidden potentials of one's life. This is how the deprived women of East Pakistan made a bold place in the Indian society.” It was inspiring to learn how women took up jobs to shoulder the responsibility of their families and created a new era of women empowerment. Ms R. De said, "I was quite moved to know about that period, and the novels of that time." She thanked Support Elders for arranging such a wonderful programme. "Lovely nuances in the rendering of stories from the partition." Ms K. Basu said, “Loved it”.