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Book Excerpt: Partition, Displacement And The Great Indian Migration Wave

Book Excerpt: Partition, Displacement And The Great Indian Migration Wave

The Partition, which led to the creation of  India and  Pakistan as two independent countries, was only one among many partitions linked with the decolonization of the British Empire after World War II. The first major partition of British India took place...

27 March 2022
Beyond ‘Kashmir Files’, Hindu-Muslim Talk, Pain Is Real For Displaced People In India

Beyond ‘Kashmir Files’, Hindu-Muslim Talk, Pain Is Real For Displaced People In India

From Kashmir to the Northeast, from wounds of the partition to post-independence India, the narrative of violence and displacement needs an inclusive space of...

18 March 2022

August 14 To Be Observed As 'Partition Horrors Remembrance Day': PM Modi

The pain of partition can never be forgotten, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said

MJ Akbar’s Twin Biography Of Gandhi And Jinnah Busts A Few Myths

MJ Akbar’s Twin Biography Of Gandhi And Jinnah Busts A Few Myths

This scorchingly honest twin biography of Gandhi and Jinnah focuses on the endgame at the autumn of British rule that led to Partition’s bloodletting. In...

16 July 2021

That Unholy Cleave

A former diplomat sweeps through Bengal’s history to narrate the story of its Partition, which she deems was avoidable

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24 September 2020
Jinnah's Role In Weakening Indian Territorial Integrity

Jinnah's Role In Weakening Indian Territorial Integrity

Muhammad Ali Jinnah had demanded autonomy for the provinces and one third Muslim presence in all ministries. That was the beginning of the games played by the...


19 September 2020
Jinnah, Partition And The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism

Jinnah, Partition And The Rise Of Hindu Nationalism

The division of British India on the basis of religious majorities was the principal factor that reinforced and legitimized the ideology of Hindu nationalism.


22 January 2020
Jinnah Was 'Secular', Congress' Communalism Caused Partition: BJP's CK Bose

Jinnah Was 'Secular', Congress' Communalism Caused Partition: BJP's CK Bose

Unfortunately, Jinnah passed away, and thereafter Pakistan became an Islamic state. But India remained a secular state and that is the spirit of India, CK Bose...


13 January 2020
By Burying What We Should Have Known, Historians Have Let Us Down

By Burying What We Should Have Known, Historians Have Let Us Down

Trans-generation trauma has been passed on from generation to generation. Memory is now a lived reality, writes psychologist, Rajat Mitra


05 October 2019
How The West Was Lost

How The West Was Lost

A brilliantly researched history shows how the NWFP was delivered to Pakistan through British chicanery and Congress’s confused bungling


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17 May 2019
Got Freedom But Lost Friends, Saw Division: Ruskin Bond On 1947

Got Freedom But Lost Friends, Saw Division: Ruskin Bond On 1947

Ruskin bond recalls his memories of 1947, his friends and his meet with Azhar.


14 March 2019
Presenting The Past: Tracing History Of Shared Names Across India And Pakistan

Presenting The Past: Tracing History Of Shared Names Across India And Pakistan

India-Pakistan, locked into a hyphenated relationship of a shared history and a divided present, is not just about rift but also about the many vestiges of...


11 March 2019
Centre Directs State Govts To Put Enemy Properties To 'Public Use'

Centre Directs State Govts To Put Enemy Properties To 'Public Use'

Of the total properties left behind by those who took Pakistani citizenship, 4,991 are located in Uttar Pradesh, the highest in the country.


08 September 2018
In Search Of A Lost Home: Sindhis In India Are Struggling To Save Their Language

In Search Of A Lost Home: Sindhis In India Are Struggling To Save Their Language

Having lost their land of origin, saving their ­language is proving tough for Sindhis in India


10 August 2018
'Past Is Past': Dalai Lama Apologises For Saying Nehru Opposed Gandhi's Wish To Make Jinnah PM

'Past Is Past': Dalai Lama Apologises For Saying Nehru Opposed Gandhi's Wish To Make Jinnah PM

He had said Nehru had a "self-centred attitude" to become India's first prime minister even though Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of Muhammad Ali Jinnah taking...



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24 January 2018
'Deendayal Upadhyay Wanted A United India', BYJM Exam Paper Blames Nehru, Jinnah's 'Greed Of Power' For Partition

13 November 2017
A Decade On A 70mm Screen

A Decade On A 70mm Screen

The ’50s wasn’t a placid pool of idealism. In grappling with the Partition and forging a new polity, it fashioned modern India. This wide-angle view serves...



05 August 2017
Pakistan Textbooks Refer To Hindus As

Pakistan Textbooks Refer To Hindus As "Thugs" Who Killed Muslims

The book says, Hindus were "thugs" who "massacred Muslims, confiscated their property, and forced them to leave India". The books also refer to Hindus as...


29 July 2017
Remember The Road Taken

Remember The Road Taken

There is a new surge in the blood-soaked period we call Partition. A new novel plays to stereotypes, but captures the confused terror and panic well.


22 July 2017
Morning Tea At Mughalsarai

Morning Tea At Mughalsarai

The story of the Indian railways is braided with that of modernity itself. Its immense socio-cultural importance is superbly laid out in this book.


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