Pichla Varka by Priyanka Chhabra

Pichla Varka tells the story of ordinary women who were Partition refugees, settled in India post independence. With the partition of Punjab they experienced the violence and uncertainty of leaving their homeland for a new country. The last generation of people who can tell what pre-partition India was like and how does this history play out in ordinary lives today.

Bangalore; Delhi; India
Boulder, USA

Priyanka Chhabra's work explores themes of memory, time, landscape and relationships of people to places. Her previous works include A Summer Flu, Shape of Trees, Shame was a Place Inside, Oranges and Mangoes and The Furnished Room. Her work has been exhibited at Oberhausen, Rotterdam, York and Mumbai. She currently lives and works between Delhi and Manali.

  • Cinematographer, Animator: Priyanka Chhabra
  • Editor: Anupama Chandra
  • Audio Post-Production: Barren Sound
  • Re-Recordist: Aditya Virmani
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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