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PARTITION NEWS

Why history of British Empire is not taught enough in UK schools

December 23, 2022 6:19 pm

Britain has for long struggled in determining how to best represent its Empire to its own people. In the 19th century there was much propaganda around the Empire inside classrooms. By the 1980s, Empire had become a dirty word. At present, although it is mentioned as a non-statutory topic in the national curriculum, it is hardly ever taught.

The story of one woman for whom Partition was a memory she lived with

October 17, 2022 9:38 am

Personal narratives by survivors have slowly begun to reveal the effects of Partition, including its psychiatric consequences

‘We still do not know how many were left homeless, killed or went missing during Partition’: Kishwar Desai

August 25, 2022 1:41 pm

An exhibition in Delhi tells the tumultuous story of the Partition through personal memories, research material, artefacts and art.

Kolkata to get virtual Partition museum

August 21, 2022 5:31 pm

The aim to build the museum is to memorialise eastern India's including Bengal' experience, with Partition as well as its aftermath and afterlives, in the most comprehensive manner possible, partition scholar Rituparna Roy said

Why a majority of Muslims opposed Jinnah’s idea of Partition and stayed on in India

August 20, 2022 12:11 pm

A standard narrative exists about the role of Muslims during the Partition in India, which talks about how the Muslim community, led by Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his Muslim League, stood for the two-nation theory and demanded the Partition of India. Historical documents, however, suggest that a majority of the Muslims opposed the Partition and stayed in India.

Independence, Partition & Punjab Boundary Force

August 15, 2022 6:40 am

The PBF was given the responsibility of disturbed areas comprising Sialkot, Gujranwala, Seikhupura, Lyallpur, Montgomery, Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jullunder and Ferozepur districts.

Explained: Why India is commemorating Partition Horrors Remembrance Day on August 14

August 14, 2022 7:41 pm

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: What happened during Partition, when India was divided into two nations amid terrible violence and upheaval? What is the relevance of those horrors of 75 years ago today?

How childhood friends and stories of Partition rekindle a hope and make us determined to blur the lines that divide us

August 13, 2022 3:35 pm

Sonam Kalra’s choice of songs shows, through the power of reflective poetry, the large-heartedness of those who have suffered from Partition

Explained: Why the 1947 Boundary Commission awards for Punjab, Bengal irked India

August 14, 2022 11:50 am

On August 17, 1947, two days after Independence, the award of the Boundary Commissions for the partition of Punjab and Bengal was announced. What were the main objections to the awards, and what was the reaction of political leaders in India and Pakistan?

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of our Independence, a thought for what we lost

August 12, 2022 11:49 am

Vikram Patel writes: I have no lived memory of Partition. But, somehow, I feel as if some part of my identity lies in the other country, one which I am constantly reminded is our enemy to the extent that I cannot even cheer their cricket team

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