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THE VOICE WITHIN: COURAGE, STRIFE & AWAKENING An Installation by Akanksha Joshi

Stein Auditorium Foyer, India Habitat Centre

When conflicts take away our homes or destroy our sense of belonging: a need for a home within arises. This need, sometimes, transforms into the voice of courage that we see shining through the eyes of the survivors of the Gujarat carnage. The voice of awakening that we hear in the call of the people of Narmada. Or the silent voice of strife that lies resting on the dark streets of Old Delhi – homeless and yearning. ‘The Voice Within’ is a glimpse of people across India in search of a Home.

Akanksha Joshi is an independent filmmaker and a photographer. She has travelled extensively across the country and has created telling films depicting the lives and the living of the people of India. She has documented the oral histories of Partition survivors and created photo biographies of the Gujarat carnage’s survivors and saviors. She has also made a critically acclaimed film on the carnage, Passengers. Many of her short films, features and programmes have appeared on national television. The photo installation, ‘The Voice Within’ is a glimpse of her work with conflict related displacement in various forms and in various parts of India.

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