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Partition Literature

People migrating during the India-Pakistan Partition

India At 75: Stories That Vividly Captured The Searing Trauma Of Partition

A lowdown on literature that dwells on the days and months leading up to the partitioning of India in August 1947.

15 August 2022

Does Dropping Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s Daughter From Delhi Event Prove The Legendary Poet Was Right About Our Independence?


Refugees on the India Pakistan border.

The Forgotten Refugees Of Partition

We have been trained to remember the Partition in a certain way but that memory is not perfect. Uncovering stories from the peripheries of caste and geography helps us understand the plurality of the Partition and the...

07 July 2022

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 "traitorous"


The India of 1990s is full of stories of displacement and rootlessness.

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 expression for voices that have not been heard

18 March 2022

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