India and Pakistan at 75

As India and Pakistan celebrate 75 years of independence, we look at how artists and cultural institutions are commemorating the act of partition that brought them into being—and how it continues to affect the art world today.

Delhi's delayed Partition Museum set to open this winter

It will be India's second institution dedicated to the mass displacement of 1947

Gandhi's handwritten notes to Lord Mountbatten on the eve of India's partition go on show

Group exhibition at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton is curated by the Mumbai artist Jitish Kallat and includes works by Kader Attia and Zarina

Comment

The curator of Pakistan's first—and only—Venice Biennale pavilion dissects her country's contemporary art scene

As the nation celebrates 75 years of independence, Zahra Khan charts major moments and challenges in its history and her own career

Zahra Khan

An Indian artist on staging a public art project across the Indo-Pakistan border

New Delhi-based Manisha Gera Baswani discusses her ongoing series Postcards from Home that photographs fellow artists in both countries

Manisha Gera Baswani

Exhibitions

India and Pakistan turn 75: exhibitions on independence and partition to see around the world

From Kolkata to Chicago, here are 11 shows that deal with the many histories of nationhood and freedom in the subcontinent

Analysis

'A logistical nightmare': how deteriorating India-Pakistan relations affect the South Asian art trade

From smuggled paintings to cancelled visas, the heads of the subcontinent's fairs, biennials and galleries weigh in on the ramifications of the contested border

How partition divided a centuries-old manuscript between India and Pakistan—and continues to plague the region's heritage

Research on the Chandayan of Mulla Da’ud has suffered ever since 24 folios narrating the love story were split up across the border in 1947