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Help reconnect Partition refugees with their childhood homes
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    Name on Online Wall of Fame

    As a 'Thank You' gift, and to publicly acknowledge you for donating to our crowdfunding campaign, your first name will feature as part of a specially-designed artwork on our website.

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    Exclusive Spotify Playlist

    The official Project Dastaan playlist gifted to your Spotify- all our favourite travelling tunes!

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    Name in Film Credits

    NAME IN COE FILM CREDITS: Donate £35 or more and your name will be featured in the credits of our Flagship Film. Child of Empire is an interactive VR experience which puts you in the shoes of a migrant in 1947.

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    Samrup Rachna form of Calligraphy Art

    Calligraphy Art
    "Dastaan", written in Samrup Rachna a form of calligraphic art created by Dr Syed Mohammed Anwer. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Samrup meaning "congruence", and Rachna meaning "creative work or design". The calligraphy is an attempt to use the two altogether different Devanagari and Nastaʿlīq script scripts of Hindi-Urdu, in unison such that a picture of the word which is written is formed.

    Painted by a Delhi based artist.
    Size 8.27 × 11.69 inches.

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    Custom Urdu and Hindi Calligraphy

    Calligraphy Art

    Text of your choice, written in both Nastaliq and Devanagari enclosed within a beautiful patterned border.

    Painted by a Delhi based artist.
    Size 8.27 × 11.69 inches.

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    Dastaan Combo Set

    Project Dastaan Poster + Name in Film Credits + Spotify Playlist + Online Wall of Fame

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    Photography from South Asia

    Signed photographs taken by Co-founders Sparsh Ahuja and Sam Dalrymple from their travels across South Asia

    16.53 x 23.39 inches

    Partition witness Kamla Devi's Bangles
    Darjeeling Tea children
    Rajasthani Ladies enjoying a smoke
    Ladakhi Landscape
    Jama Masjid, New Delhi
    Nizamuddin Dargah
    Trainee Nuns running to greet Monk

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    Dastaan Premium Set

    Project Dastaan official poster (designed by Ollie Cameron)
    Samrup Rachna form of Calligraphy Art (Calligraphy of "Dastaan" by a Delhi-based artist, A4 size)
    Photography from South Asia by Sparsh Ahuja or Samuel Dalrymple (A4 size photo print)

    + Name in Film Credits + Spotify Playlist + Online Wall of Fame

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    Dastaan Platinum Set

    Project Dastaan official poster (designed by Ollie Cameron)
    Samrup Rachna form of Calligraphy Art (Calligraphy of "Dastaan" by a Delhi-based artist, A4 size)
    Custom Urdu and Hindi Calligraphy (Text of your choice painted by Delhi-based artist, A4 size)
    Photography from South Asia by Sparsh Ahuja or Samuel Dalrymple (A4 size photo print)
    Personalised handwritten letter from Dastaan Founding Team

    + Name in Film Credits + Spotify Playlist + Online Wall of Fame

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    Sponsor A Witness' Virtual Return

    Sponsor one witness return in its entirety. You will be sent a letter from the witness, along with a small coffee table book of their journey
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    Guided Tour of Delhi or Lahore

    The creation of Project Dastaan has been deeply inspired by the twin cities in which its cofounders grew up in: Delhi and Lahore
    CoFounders Sparsh, Sam and Saadia will take you and a guest on an intimate tour of their home towns including a tour of the local streetfood; historic mosques, mandirs, churches and gurudwaras; and the former homes of several Dastaan refugees as they are today.
    Visas and Flights not incl.
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    Dastaan Sponsor

    Thank You so much! Your name will be featured as a major Dastaan sponsor on our website and events along with the likes of Oxford University and the Catchlight Foundation.
    Plus we'll throw in the guided tour for free!
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    Watercolour Painting by Samar Gardezi

    Limited edition watercolour painting of mandirs and gurdwaras in Pakistan and mosques in India.
    Painting by Pakistani artist and social worker Samar Gardezi, specially donated to Project Dastaan.
    Works available:

    - Beemapali Mosque, Kerala, India
    - 2× Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Pakistan
    - Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai, India
    - Nagina Mosque, Agra Fort, India
    - Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir, Karachi, Pakistan

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    Limited Edition Diversity/Unity Sketches

    These intricate pencil and ink sketches portray the beautiful diversity of textiles in India and Pakistan and cultural objects that can be found on both sides of the border.
    Size approx 6 by 4 in. Mounted in creme board.

    You will receive one of the following pieces:
    1. Tablas and Sindhi Akrak
    2. Tasbeeh and Swat Valley Embroidery
    3. Pankhi and Chintz/mordant dyed calico motifs
    4. Harmonium and Block print motifs
    5. Sitar and Banarsi silk motifs
    7. Samosas and Kantha embroidery
    8. Agarbatti and Sindhi Rilli embroidery

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    King George VI, 1947, Cupro Nickel Rupee

    King George VI, 1947, Cupro Nickel Rupee
    The last of the coin series minted by the British empire before partition in 1947
    Mounted in a cardboard frame.

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    Limited Edition Sketch by Saadia Gardezi

    Choose from six Limited-Edition sketches of Muslim heritage in India, and Hindu and Sikh heritage across Pakistan and India
    - Sketch of Katas Raj Temple, Punjab, Pakistan
    - Sketch of Charminar, Hyderabad, India
    - Sketch of Puthia Temple Complex, Bangladesh
    - Gurudwara of Dera Sahib and Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, Lahore
    - Sketch of Jain Temple, Tharparkar, Pakistan
    - Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar, India

    By Saadia Gardezi, an artist and cartoonist from Pakistan
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    Olivia Fraser's Art Print:Red/Blue Dawn

    Red and Blue Dawn, 2012

    Screenprint on 410gsm Somerset tub size paper
    Signed, dated and numbered from an edition of out of 100

    77.4 x 75.8 cm
    30 1/2 x 29 7/8 in
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