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  • 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...

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

    Take a look: Stranded in India during the 1965 war: How I won friends among ‘enemies’Coincidentally one of the two feature films to impress the members of the jury is an Armenian movie, whose title is Border...

    A Lahore-based artist, whom I interviewed a few years ago in Karachi, recalled that her parents’ house, somewhere in the Punjab, fell right on the newly-carved border in 1947...

  • 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)...

    NovelsThe first Bangladeshi novel dealing with Partition is Ranga Prabhat (1957) by Abul Fazl (1903-1983)...

  • 70 years on, partition museum opens in Amritsar

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

    Yet this event that has so deeply shaped not only our subcontinent but millions of individuals who were impacted has had no museum or memorial 70 years later,” said Mallika Ahluwalia, CEO of the Partition Museum...

  • '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...

    History books in school and films like Border had taught me to perceive Pakistan as an illegitimate achievement,” Uppal confesses as he identifies how internalisation consumes post-partition generations...

  • Partition key battleground in India-Pakistan textbook wars

    The official unwillingness to confront the bitter legacy of Partition — and the skewed portrayals being peddled in classrooms from New Delhi to Karachi — is hindering any hope of reconciliation between the arch-rivals, experts say...

    Official unwillingness to confront the bitter legacy of Partition is hindering any hope of reconciliation between the two countriesAugust marks 70 years since the subcontinent was divided into two...

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