The partition of British India in 1947 may seem like a distant memory for some, but scholars say the historic event can impart lessons for politicians today. As part of the South Asia Seminar, Tarun Khanna will join a discussion titled "Crowdsourcing memories: Lessons from the 1947 Partition of British India." Khanna will be joined by Aarti Sethi, a postdoctoral fellow in international and public affairs who has studied the economy and debt in rural India; and Rehan Rafay Jamil, a Brown doctoral candidate in political science who has an interest in urban governance issues and other topics related to Pakistan. A reception will follow the discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Contemporary South Asia, the event begins at 2 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.