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partition

Blood in the Sand

Kriti M Shah

A line drawn in Afghanistan which changed the history of the subcontinent forever

Partition: Lives Apart

Three contrarian Partition stories: a Punjabi Muslim, a Frontier Pathan, and a sensationalist

Was Partition Inevitable?

It was about human frailty: stubbornness, inexperience and ambition

Movie Review: Begum Jaan

Cinematic and historical references aside, Begum Jaan is a disappointingly loud and hectoring film

Viceroy’s House: Ghost House of History

What’s Wrong with Gurinder Chadha’s Middlebrow Partition Thriller?

India’s Partition: Back to Midnight

A dramatic new study of Partition and a valuable anthology from the scene of the historic divide

An Absent Memory of a Community

In her book, Sindh: Stories from a Vanished Homeland, Saaz Agarwal explores why the region continues to remain a collective blind spot of Partition, even for Sindhis who fled to India and then tried to erase it from memory. An extract:

Rabba Hun Kee Kariye

Could it be that 62 years on, the scars of the Partition violence have still not healed because there is so little voluntary admission of guilt, so much glorified victimhood? Here’s a narrative finally that trains its gaze at the perpetrators.

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