Of all the interviews with people who lived through Partition, it's the memories of a friend's mother which I recall most acutely. This photograph below is of my friend Shernaz (Shenny) Italia and her mother Khorshed Italia (nee Mehta). Mrs Italia lived almost all her life in a top floor flat in Connaught Place in the centre of Delhi. In 1947, she was a volunteer worker at Lady Hardinge Hospital, helping women refugees as they flooded in from Punjab, many of them alone and in profound shock. That interview is a deeply moving account of the trauma of Partition and the violence inflicted on the region's women - and also an uplifting story of the way in which some found the strength to help those most in need. Her memories were included in the third programme of the radio series India: a people partitioned, which focussed on the plight of women at that time.