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    Lahore During Partition

  • 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...

    Theirs was a show of human solidarity against a rabid ideology that sought to inculcate in the Germans hatred against the Jews
  • Indian feminist on sexual violence during Partition

    LAHORE: Sexual violence against women is perpetrated in the process of creation of nations because women are seen as property of men and a way to destroy their psychological strength as has been seen in Bosnia, Rwanda, Bangladesh and the Partition of the sub-continent, said feminist writer and publisher Urvashi Butalia...

    The author of the Other Side of Silence, a book based on real life stories of women who suffered violence during the...
  • Siblings separated during partition reunite

    GUJRANWALA: A family in Maju Chak is celebrating a tearful reunion with one of their sons separated at the time of partition in Rajuri in Indian held Kashmir...

    A family after migrating from India in 1947 settled in Maju Chak of Gujranwala district along with their four sons and two daughters
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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 different are we from the partition generation?

    KARACHI: The partition generation was scarred by narrative of hatred for each other as they had the facticity of the mayhem originating out of the great divide...

    At the same time, however, the generation shared long-held ties with people from the other side — religion and nation — which made it possible to reach out and see reason
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