Friday, Dec 02, 2022

1947 partition


From Karachi to Mumbai: When Marathi-speaking families took boat ride in 1947

September 04, 2022 2:40 pm

This inspiring story has been documented in a hand-written note by Nalini Sahasrabuddhe, one of the travellers on the boat that left for Mumbai just a month after India attained freedom from the British Raj.

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: Rajasthan BJP MLA Devnani recalls how his grandfather started life afresh after moving to India in 1947

August 14, 2022 11:44 am

On the ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day' on Sunday, Devnani said his grandfather Bhavan Das, along with his family members, was forced to leave his house, land and grain business in Sindh (now one of the provinces of Pakistan) during the partition.

A first: Akal Takht to hold prayers for Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims killed during Partition

August 09, 2022 6:47 am

“Around 10 lakh Punjabi men, women and children were killed during the Partition of Punjab between India and Pakistan in 1947," reads the poster released by Akal Takht Sahib, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, on Monday.

75 years after leaving it, 90-yr-old woman visits ancestral home in Pakistan

July 18, 2022 3:57 pm

The Pakistan High Commission in India, in a goodwill gesture, has issued a three-month visa to Varma, who was only 15 years old when her family moved to India during the Partition in 1947.

Delhi Rewind: How Partition migrants made Daryaganj a hub for Hindi publishers

April 05, 2022 7:44 am

When Amarnath Varma, 87, and his family decided to move out of Multan in the wake of the Partition, the most prized possessions they transferred to Delhi beforehand were thousands of books that lined their bookstore. Varma’s grandfather had started the books business, selling titles in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

The internet brings together Sikka and Sadiq Khan, brothers separated during Partition. Can their countries do better?

January 15, 2022 9:12 am

🔴 Even if realpolitik does not agree, India and Pakistan can do better. For once, let brotherhood triumph over the intoxication of nationalism.

An insecure nationalism has taken hold

September 21, 2021 7:44 am

Milind Murugkar writes: Partition Day signals an idea of India that is uncomfortable with history’s complexities

Partition violence didn't come down to a simple 'us' vs 'them' binary

August 28, 2021 8:02 am

Urvashi Butalia writes: Remembering its savagery must begin with recognising our complicity – and finding a way to heal and move on

Sanjay Raut likens India's partition to situation in Afghanistan

August 22, 2021 2:24 pm

"If PM Narendra Modi wants an 'Akhand Hindustan', he is welcome. He should also speak about what he plans to do about 11 crore Muslims from Pakistan," Raut said in his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

Let's dial down the anger, says UK author of new book on Partition

November 22, 2020 10:53 am

In The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab, Wheeler, the former wife of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, covers the complex subject of Partition as a very personal memoir of her Sikh mother's journey from Sargodha, now in Pakistan, to India and eventually to the UK.