Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan

70 years after India and Pakistan were divided by Partition, journalists Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma travel either side of the 2,000 mile-long border to experience the lives of those living along it. 

Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan

From the Arabian Sea to the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Adnan Sarwar and Babita Sharma discover how life differs either side of border that divides India and Pakistan. Are these cultures utterly at odds – or is there more than unites than divides?  They are nations at war and countries with wildly differing global reputations.  But do the clichés stand up to scrutiny?  How safe is it to live in these border regions?

Across these three programmes, we meet remarkable people and travel through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. These are parallel emotional journeys seen from the unique perspective of second generation British Asians returning to the country of their parents’ birth.  They are searching for answers to burning questions, primed for adventure and keen to reconnect with their heritage.

Emotional and authentic, these tandem travelogues lay bare a continent divided.

Production Detail

Broadcaster: BBC Two

Year: 2017

Length: 3 x 60 mins