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Rituparna Rana

Artist . Curator . Scholar


The South-Asian Migrant Identity: Narratives, Spaces
and Constructs

Virtual Migration Museum

A Memory, Movement, Montage (MMM) initiative in collaboration with Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (State Library, Berlin)

Memory, Movement, Montage

Research and Creative Collaboratives, University of Minnesota, USA

The IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives Memory, Movement, Montage began in early 2020 with the vision of building an inclusive platform for diverse perspectives on migration and creating an innovative curriculum for global engagement.

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At Home or Out of Place: Imagining the Migrant

Migration Scholar Panel

The panel discussion explores the cultural production of migration narratives.

Moving Tracts,

Art Direction & Curator

A series of narrative based short documentaries which bring together the testimonies of nostalgia which evokes the sense of belongingness through food related memories of migrants. These narratives explore how food creates identities by transforming the personal into political. These narratives provide a glimpse of migrants' navigation to the new spatial habits through the food cultures from their ‘homelands’ and the ways in which food influences assimilation and alienation. The project is in association with SEWA-AIFW and SDG.

Hand Drums
Oral Histories of Indian Partition

The 1947 Partition Archive, California, USA

Oral history archive of first generation 1947 partition Bengali migrants in New Delhi.

Documentary : Sassan Gir Gujarat, India

Art production and research 

A collaborative project of IIT Gandhinagar and Gir National Park to Document the Society and Environment connection, February 2017-April 2018.

Qissa-e-Sheher” (the narratives
of the cities)

India Explorer Fellowship Documentary Production

The vision of the India Explorer Fellowship was to collect stories from multiple metro cities, small towns and rural regions across multiple states of India.

Project MOVES

PhD research and training

MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges – European Joint Doctorate (EJD) funded by the European Union. My PhD focuses on the concepts of identity formation, home, homeland and sense of loss and sense of belonging in migrant families.


Press & Publication


Indefinite Borders Deciding the Definite Fates of Millions - New York Journal


Project MOVES : Migration & Modernity


IIT Alumni in Research and Academics

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Moderator - At Home or Out of Place Imagining the Migrant


Mid-Day - Berlin based artist curator to design virtual exhibition


Interview : 1947 partition Archive

Old Documents

Project : Memory, Movement, Montage

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