The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project, Inc.

The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project aims to preserve the heretofore unknown history of the Indian Subcontinent using a wide variety of mediums and methods.

aka The ISPaD Project; ISPaD   |   Jamaica, NY   |  http://www.ispad1947.org

Mission

This portal attempts to estimate the number of casualties and refugees as well as engage in edification of all is our Mission: the ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims, attack on places of worship (mandirs, churches, and temples), homes and livelihood, and confiscation of their homesteads through the Enemy Property Act by declaring non-Muslims as Enemies of State, continued unabated since the days of Noakhali Danga pogrom. Even during the rule of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, known as the Father of the Bengali Nation, security for lives of minority populations did not return. Shiekh Rahman compromised with intolerant, anti-secular groups by simply renaming the inhumane and unjust Enemy Property Act as the Vested Property Act. The history of Partition cannot remain unbeknownst to a majority of humanity

Ruling year info

2009

Board of Trustees Chairperson; Co-Founder; Executive Director

Dr. Sachi Ghosh Dastidar

Main address

85-60 Parsons Blvd. Ground Floor

Jamaica, NY 11432 USA

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EIN

26-4377317

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (R05)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Social Science Research Institutes, Services N.E.C. (V99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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This portal attempts to estimate the number of casualties and refugees in order to answer the question of our Mission. It is worth mentioning that the ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims, attack on places of worship (mandirs, churches, and temples), homes and livelihood, and confiscation of their homesteads through the Enemy Property Act by declaring non-Muslims as Enemies of State, continued unabated since the days of Noakhali Danga pogrom. Even during the rule of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1971-1975), known as the Father of the Bengali Nation, complete security for lives of minority populations did not return. Shiekh Mujibur Rahman compromised with intolerant, anti-secular groups by keeping the inhumane and unjust Enemy Property Act active with a different name — Vested Property Act. History of the atrocities of Partition remains unbeknownst to a majority of humanity, as does the reality of such acts that continue on through today.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation (ISPaD) Project, Inc.

In Bengal, as in much of the Indian Subcontinent, there is a taboo in discussing the plight of minorities and researching the whereabouts of the missing population of minorities. The ISPaD Project attempts to break that taboo and tries to estimate the status of minorities in Bangladesh – the East Bengal of the erstwhile Bengal Province of British-ruled-India AND to answer the all too frequently asked question: Where have my people gone?

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of administrators and staff who plan and experience professional development activities together

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

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The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation (ISPaD) Project, Inc.

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project aims to preserve the heretofore unknown history of the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent. In Bengal, as in much of the Indian Subcontinent, there is a taboo in discussing the plight of minorities and researching the whereabouts of the missing population of minorities. The ISPaD Project attempts to break that taboo and tries to estimate the status of minorities in Bangladesh – the East Bengal of the erstwhile Bengal Province of British-ruled-India AND to answer the all too frequently asked question: Where have my people gone?

The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project (ISPaD) invites you to send articles, essays, poems, short stories, photographs or documents for the 2019 issue of the Journal. We plan to release the journal during the October 2019 Partition Center Conference. Our past journals contained articles from/on the U.S., India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Palestine-Israel, Poland and Korea of diverse topics from wide geographical areas. Papers could cover such areas as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh partitions; Its consequences; Effects of partition on current socio-politics; Partitions of Bengal, Punjab, Kashmir and Assam; Partition studies; India, Pakistan and Bangladesh independence; partition and/or division of population from Ireland to Cyprus, from the Balkans to Sahel, to Palestine, Mideast, the former Soviet Union, Korea and Africa; Reconciliation and forgiveness; Unity; Identity; History; Colonial borders; Narratives of refugees, survivors and protectors; First person account; Division’s long-term effects; Minority issues in divided lands; Effects of displaced peoples on host population; Indigenous peoples, their language, culture and religion; Refugee politics; Longing for home; Nationalism; Extremism; Role of Religion; Tolerance and intolerance; Music, literature and art influencing politics. (We prefer unpublished materials, however, if you have something already published and wants us to consider republication of that, please send us a copy indicating where and when it was published.) All papers and essays must be written double spaced with end-notes and a bibliography following a standard format. It should not exceed 1,800 words; and sent to us by June 1, 2019.

Papers and documents should be sent to [email protected] as attachment to Sachi G. Dastidar, Ph.D. Chair, ISPaD, and Partition Center Journal Committee; (Distinguished Service Professor, Politics, Economics & Law Department, State University of New York, Old Westbury, NY; [email protected]). Editorial Committee: Dr. Alireza Ebrahimi, Dr. Edislav Manetovic, Dr. Saradindu Mukherji, Dr. Caroline Sawyer, and Dr. Mohsin Siddique.

1. Documentation of the history of Indian Partition.

2. Documentation of the present-day effects of Indian partition.

3. Maintenance of the group website - http://www.ispad1947.org/

4. Coordination and planning of an Annual Partition Studies Conference.

5. Recording and maintaining a public, web based library on YouTube of interviews of Partition survivors.

In our interviews, the interviewees are primarily speaking of how they endured Partition itself and how they have come to live on after it. If you look through our links, we do offer many links from throughout the Indian Subcontinent to the aftermath & effects of Partition. If there is something specific you are interested in, feel free to e-mail [email protected] Good luck with your reasearch!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    "Finding" more people to interview for the documentation project as well as more people who might have memorabilia from Partition-era that would be preserved in our museum.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, In some instances, there is a language barrier.,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/26/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Sachi Dastidar

Professor; Politics, Economics, and Law Dept.; State University of New York at Old Westbury

Sachi Dastidar

SUNY Old Westbury PEL Dept. Professor & Dept. Chair

Shefali Dastidar

Retired NYC DDC City Planner

Thomas Lilly

SUNY Old Westbury PEL Dept. Chair & NYS Lawyer

Dilip Nath

SUNY Downstate IT Dept. Technician

Ramen Nandi

Retired NYC DEP Engineer

Pratip Dasgupta

Retired NYC Social Worker

Rudranath Talukdar

Medical Doctor with a private practice in TX

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/16/2019

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/16/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.