ISPaD: The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Center has a small museum of some of the artifacts collected by its members.
Here are a few of those collected artifacts, treasures, documents, family heirlooms that some of the refugees were able to bring with them and were/are willing to share with others. Generally, refugees like to hold on to their meager possessions and mementos – sometimes covering many generations – instead of giving it away.
Here are three of those collections at our museum:
Lokkhir Jhapi (Lord Lakshmi’s Basket), a symbol of Goddess of Prosperity. This basket was handed down from mother to daughter for many generations in a Hindu family in east Bengal, now Bangladesh. This was one of the few items that a Bengali Hindu refugee family was able to bring to their new home in India (from Pakistan.)