This was book project taught and curated by Marshall Arisman and Carl Nicholas Titolo as a part of the MFA Illustration program at the School of Visual Arts.

In August, 1947, when, after nearly three hundred years in India, the British finally left, the subcontinent was partitioned into two independent nation states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. This led to the greatest mass migration in human history, as millions of Muslims trekked to West and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) while millions of Hindus and Sikhs headed in the opposite direction. Many never made it. Those who did -- scarred by the communal violence and political volatility -- never went back to their birthplace.

This book is a collection of woodcut prints depicting stories of separation of those who were uprooted overnight and displaced with the promise of a new home during the Partition of India.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."  -  William Faulkner

Woodcut. 11" x 15"