Partition

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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Gordon Tewani: From refugee to real estate mogul (Part-I)

Tewani remembers that their family lived very, very well until 1947 when the partition of India into two countries was…

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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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Saraiki: A language rigged with tragedy

Saraikis were one of the largest groups to migrate during this time, mostly from regions near Multan, Alipur and Dera…

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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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For Sindhis, Partition Meant Loss of a Homeland, of a Culture and a Language

The languages we grow up with, the words and expressions used around us, influence our thoughts and behavior. And the…

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How refugees from Sindh rebuilt their lives – and India – after Partition

The Bombay Refugee Act of 1947 had added to the pain of the community for its regulatory provisions for refugees.…

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