Partition Stories

The Role of Partition in Making Delhi What It Is Today

The bulk of the Sindhis, poor peasants and petty traders had just walked across from Karachi, Thatta, Tharparkar, Umarkot and…

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Memories of Life in Sindh and the Migration to India

An Urdu speaker exhorted the Hindus to leave Sindh – “Yeh Mulk Hamara Hai, Hindu Chale Jao (This is our…

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Sindh: A Homeland Lost In Silence

My grandfather, son of a Zamindar, was successful lawyer and a wealthy young man in Sindh. None of my family…

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The Sindhi and the Suitcase

Partition was the Second Holocaust of World War II not caused by the Germans, but by the British Government in…

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Mass Suicide by Women of Rawalpindi in 1947

When the Muslim rioters plundered the property and wealth of Sikh community, they male Sikhs of village Thoha Khalsa resolved…

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Why the Partition of India and Pakistan still casts a long shadow over the region

The end of British colonial rule birthed two sovereign nations—but hastily drawn borders caused simmering tensions to boil over. 75…

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A Sindhi Girl’s Life in a Sindhi Household

My parents are no longer there now, and I know that what they faced remained in their stories but still…

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Refugee colonies changed South Delhi’s face

[The city’s southern limit extended beyond Lodhi Road, which was a forest land then. Colonies like Malviya Nagar, Lajpat Nagar,…

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Sindhi Mumbaikars recount stories they grew up with about the Partition

Junisha’s grandfather would often get confused at night and wake up forgetting where he was. One night he went to…

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The Pain of Partition, as Seen in the Literature of Many Languages

[On 75th year of Partition of Subcontinent, the Wire’s reporters and contributors bring stories of the period, of the traumas…

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