Telling Stories Of Partition, 70 Years Later by The 21st published on 2017-08-25T20:37:44Z 70 years ago this month, British India was divided into two India and Pakistan. This came to be known as Partition. Massive numbers of people scrambled to to try and get to the new majority Hindu and Muslim countries - and in the process, the resulting violence killed an estimated 2 million people and displaced many more. Today, modern-day South Asians want to make sure those personal stories aren’t lost to history. The 1947 Partition Archive project has collected more than 4,000 interviews from people all around the world - including two from right here in Illinois: Sarabjit Randhava, who lives in Naperville, and Evanston resident Yogeshwar Sharma. We were joined by Rohini Ramkrishnan, digital archive manager of the 1947 Partition Archive.