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Sunday, October 24, 2021

1947 partition


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.

From the Shadow Lines: An exhibition revisits memories of the Partition

September 29, 2020 1:20 pm

The exhibition features more than 20 works of 16 prominent artists, including SL Parasher, Krishen Khanna, Anjolie Ela Menon, Jogen Chowdhury, Paresh Maity, Arpana Caur and Seema Kohli

Sweets survive Partition: In Jalandhar or Gujranwala, they still taste the same

August 15, 2020 11:43 am

Mohammad Zafar, owner of Jalandhar Sweets, had migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and settled in Gujranwala. He started his business under the same name at Gujranwala.

Predictable tragedy of Partition

August 15, 2020 12:11 am

Both India and Pakistan lost out when the Subcontinent got divided in 1947

Tracing my grandparents' pre-partition house, Kohli Kutya in Sialkot

August 14, 2020 8:32 pm

A black and white image of 'Kohli kutya', sent by my aunt was where it all started. I needed to find out more about the other half of my roots, about my grandparents' pre-partition life,  about where they lived, and how they migrated.

Ghosts and memories of partition must be confronted

March 14, 2020 9:44 am

It is being dredged up to rationalise every atrocity and question the founding ideals of India. The plausible explanation for not confronting the ghoul of Partition was its sheer scale and bestiality.

Kartarpur, a small bandaid on the wound of Partition

November 13, 2019 4:23 pm

The corridor is rather a small band-aid on that wound, still hurting somewhere, even after 72 years. Not that the people have forgotten the trouble-torn days of militancy in Punjab. They are cautious, yet they want free access to the other side, at least the Gurdwara associated with Guru Nanak Dev.