Home, Identity and Self in Vic Sarin’s “Partition”

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Home, Identity, and Self in Vic Sarin’s "Partition"
Vic
Sarin’s
Partition is a powerful and moving film set against the backdrop of India’s turbulent period of independence. During what should be a new beginning in their fledgling democracy, freed from over a century of British colonial rule, the characters are all trying to come to grips with the sectarian strife that threatens their firmly-held convictions of family, home, identity, and self.
Gian
, the main character, is a pensive and reticent figure who slowly transforms into a warm and open caregiver. When we are first introduced to him, he is a young soldier in the Indian army. He is led by Andrew, a young British aristocrat. The years
Gian
spent fighting on behalf of his country,...
The end:
.....e ancient animosities among ethnic and religious groups, leaving the people to grapple with major issues of self, identity, and home.
Sarup
and Hall are great chroniclers of this phenomenon, leading me to believe that the only true path is through reconciliation, peace, and self-understanding.
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