News and media coverage of Aanchal's work and writing.

In Conversation with Aanchal Malhotra

HABIBA FAISAL, SEPTEMBER 2016

Aanchal Malhotra is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and oral historian living in New Delhi, India.  She received a MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montréal in 2015. Her thesis project, entitled, ‘Remnants of a Separation’, developed and defended under the guidance of photographer, Raymonde April, is the first and only study of the material remains of the Partition of the India in 1947.

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Alternative narratives on a bitter separation

GULF NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2016

Objects of antiquity had always fascinated New Delhi-based multidisciplinary artist, writer and oral historian Aanchal Malhotra. But it was when she encountered her own family history — both sets of her grandparents having been refugees of the partition of India — that she began to train her gaze upon objects that they and other refugees had chosen to bring with them on their cross-border journeys.

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Keeping Alive the Stories of Partition through Oral History, Photographs, Keepsakes, and More

THE BETTER INDIA, SEPTEMBER 2016

The 26-year-old was prompted to begin this project in 2013 when she was visiting her grandfather along with a journalist and friend, Mayank Austen Soofi. Her grandfather lives in Delhi in Roop Nagar, which was once a refugee colony. While Mayank was asking questions about old houses in Delhi, her grandfather’s older brother pulled out a gaz and ghara, which the family had carried across the border in 1947. The gaz is a yardstick that was used for measuring fabric in his father’s clothing store in Pakistan and the ghara is a vessel that his mother used for serving buttermilk.

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In Conversation with Aanchal Malhotra

HABIBA FAISAL, SEPTEMBER 2016

Aanchal Malhotra is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and oral historian living in New Delhi, India.  She received a MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montréal in 2015. Her thesis project, entitled, ‘Remnants of a Separation’, developed and defended under the guidance of photographer, Raymonde April, is the first and only study of the material remains of the Partition of the India in 1947.

Read more...

Alternative narratives on a bitter separation

GULF NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2016

Objects of antiquity had always fascinated New Delhi-based multidisciplinary artist, writer and oral historian Aanchal Malhotra. But it was when she encountered her own family history — both sets of her grandparents having been refugees of the partition of India — that she began to train her gaze upon objects that they and other refugees had chosen to bring with them on their cross-border journeys.

Read more...

Keeping Alive the Stories of Partition through Oral History, Photographs, Keepsakes, and More

THE BETTER INDIA, SEPTEMBER 2016

The 26-year-old was prompted to begin this project in 2013 when she was visiting her grandfather along with a journalist and friend, Mayank Austen Soofi. Her grandfather lives in Delhi in Roop Nagar, which was once a refugee colony. While Mayank was asking questions about old houses in Delhi, her grandfather’s older brother pulled out a gaz and ghara, which the family had carried across the border in 1947. The gaz is a yardstick that was used for measuring fabric in his father’s clothing store in Pakistan and the ghara is a vessel that his mother used for serving buttermilk.

Read more...