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  • ‘Partition unleashed violence against minorities in India and Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Picking up from where she left off six years ago Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar said when she finished working on her book, The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories, she didn’t want to work on anything related to Partition...

    “Writing about Partition had been an emotionally draining project but as it happens, it’s such a huge experience that I think this region has still a long...

  • Partition key battleground in India-Pakistan textbook wars

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani high school student Noman Afzal knows “traitorous” Hindus are to blame for the bloodshed that erupted when British India split into two nations 70 years ago...

    Students across the border in India are taught a starkly different version of events, the result of a decades-long effort by the nuclear-armed rivals to shape and control history to their own nationalistic narrative...

  • All-star movie demands new look at India-Pakistan partition

    BERLIN: Gurinder Chadha, the woman behind Bend It Like Beckham, demands British “accountability” for the humanitarian disaster triggered by the Indian subcontinent’s partition, in her new all-star drama Sunday at the Berlin film festival...

    He and his wife (Gillian Anderson) are portrayed as well-meaning if naive puppets of London at the start of the Cold War, as Mountbatten agrees to the carve up the subcontinent between...

  • 'World's largest' collection of partition interviews to be released for public

    A collection of accounts narrated by those who witnessed the partition between India and Pakistan, The 1947 Partition Archive, will be released on August 10 in collaboration with universities in Pakistan, India and America, according to a press release received on Monday...

    The 1947 Partition Archive is an organisation that has compiled over 4,300 interviews of Indian and Pakistani citizens who experienced the tumultuous event...

  • How Sunil Dutt's uncle and Inzamam-ul-Haq's family were saved during Partition violence

    During the dark years of Nazi rule in Germany, there were Germans who overcame their fears of the Schutzstaffel, or SS – a paramilitary organisation under Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party – and Gestapo, the state secret police, to save many Jews from certain death...

    Two years after World War II ended in Europe in May 1945 – and the Jews whom Schindler had protected were set free – India too was caught in a swirl of hatred even as it...

  • Zia, Bhutto and Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities earn mention in CIA documents

    KARACHI: The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) digital release earlier this month of nearly 13 million pages of declassified documents from the 1940s to 1990s has sparked international interest...

    While headlines in American publications reporting the release are domina­ted by mention of UFOs and the Stargate Project, the Indian media has discovered in the declassified files how the CIA considered spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba...

  • Gulzar's outpourings tell us of the unimaginable human cost of Partition

    As I was to learn, the island – about 20 miles from mainland Iran – is a short hop from Dubai and is part of the Hormozg?n Province of Iran...

    My one wish, on boarding the bus, which is to carry us to our hotel, is that the world ought to become border free or at least become easily and legally crossable, if I may coin the expression...

  • Ajoka revisits 70 years of Partition

    LAHORE: The three-day Ajoka Theatre festival (Oct 10-12) began on Tuesday here at the Alhamra Art Center, The Mall, attracting a large audience, primarily comprising the fans of the group that is famous for its plays on political and social themes...

    The festival -- ‘Revisiting 70 years of Partition’ -- had a lot to offer in terms of the Ajoka plays that jelled with the theme...

  • Bangladesh’s partition literature

    Perhaps the earliest fictional treatment of Partition by a Bangladeshi writer was the short story ‘The Escape’ written in English by Syed Waliullah (1922-1971) and included in the Pakistan PEN Miscellany (1950)...

    The locale is unspecified but can be taken to be North India, though it could be on either side of the newly drawn border, and the action takes place on a train, an iconic emblem of hope and horror in that region...

  • Grandeur of Chakwal’s pre-partition houses

    According to others, a man named Moti Lal owned shop in this bazaar and the area was named after him...

    The winding streets of Moti Bazaar are dotted with grand houses, lovingly built some hundred years ago by their original owners, the Hindu and Sikh residents of the city...

  • 70 years on, partition museum opens in Amritsar

    AMRITSAR: In the 70 years since India and Pakistan were created from the former British Empire, there has not been a venue focused on the stories and memorabilia of those who survived that chaotic and bloody chapter in history until now...

    A new museum on the Partition of the subcontinent opens this week, as the two South Asian countries mark seven decades as independent nations...

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