My Fam­ily, Par­ti­tion and Me

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doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC1

‘These are wounds that will never heal,’ says Anita Rani in the con­clud­ing part of this poignant doc­u­men­tary. Anita and her mum Lakhbir visit her Sikh grand­fa­ther’s vil­lage, in what is now Pak­istan, where his first wife, chil­dren and fa­ther died af­ter be­ing at­tacked by Mus­lims. As they meet those who knew the fam­ily and learn what hap­pened, emo­tions are close to the sur­face. Among the other Bri­tish Asians con­tin­u­ing to ex­plore their own Par­ti­tion sto­ries are Sameer Butt, re­trac­ing the jour­ney his Mus­lim grand­fa­ther took when his fam­ily fled to Pak­istan, and Binita Kane, whose Hindu fa­ther fled across Ben­gal.

Along with her mother, Anita meets a friend of her grand­fa­ther

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