Racing to record the past: Collecting stories of those who remember birth of India, Pakistan

March 13, 2015 5:43 AM

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Racing to record the past: Collecting stories of those who remember birth of India, Pakistan

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 1947 file photo, Muslim refugees sit on the roof of an overcrowded coach railway train near New Delhi in trying to flee India. Millions of Muslims migrated from India to Pakistan. Partition marked a massive upheaval across the subcontinent. Hindus living for generations in what was to become Pakistan had to flee their homes overnight. (AP Photo, File) (The Associated Press)

In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 photo, Prakhar Joshi, left, asks a question to 86-year old Desh Raj Kalra during an interview at his residence in New Delhi, India. Joshi has spent the last 15 months crisscrossing the country interviewing about 150 people to record oral histories including the partitio...

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