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Why did I paint the partition paintings? 

I did  not experience Partition, but my parents and grandparents did. Their forgotten memories I have brought alive on the 75th anniversary of India and Pakistan’s Independence.

Very few people are still living to tell the story of partition by their own mouth. I share these paintings in the hope that young people will understand their history, and develop empathy and compassion for their ancestors.

Reflection Medium: Acrylic Size: 20×24 Story: The water divides us and is the same water that runs through our lands.

Each painting came though me with tears and sadness. I felt the pain and suffering of my family while I was painting.

We Were One

I have painted the stories of India and Pakistan. We were one before partition, and we feel the same pain on both sides.

My father is 86. Every day in his conversation, his memories of Partition come up. He has stored all his childhood memories in my brain. This is the truth and history of our land.

Tanya Momi

Tanya Momi has had the opportunity to meet people from many different walks of life through her salon. She brings people together through her art. Her work falls into several categories including realism,...