India partition

September 5, 2021
September 5, 2021

Hardback edition released of ‘Inherited Memories’, Goethe-Institut and Zubaan Books’ project on the 1947 partition

Zubaan Books has released a hardback edition of Inherited Memories: Third Generation Perspectives on Partition in the East, concerning the still-felt ramifications of the 1947 partition.

August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021

Mahmudul Haque and Mahmud Rahman's 'Black Ice': A portrait of a time and a man

The novel tracks the childhood of Abdul Khaleq, which comes back to the man every sleepless, teary-eyed night. The chapters alternate between these recollections—taking residence in rural 1940s...

August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021

In Suchitra Vijayan’s new book, borders are as arbitrary as history

In Midnight's Borders (Westland Publications, 2021), author and photographer Suchitra Vijayan travels the 9,000 miles of India's borders to understand what Partition did to individual...

August 15, 2021
August 15, 2021

7 recent books on the Partition of India

With this list, we bring to attention the books recently released which deal with the politics and loss associated with this defining moment in history, in the form of both fiction and nonfiction. 

August 16, 2020
August 16, 2020

73 years later, partition victims find their way back in virtual reality

After seven decades, many of the victims of 1947 partition are getting a chance to get a glimpse of their ancestral lands once again, thanks to a virtual reality project by a team of tech and...

August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017

From “bare lives” to “bare citizens”

The fateful line of Radcliffe, as most of us know, not only decided the border between two new states (India and Pakistan) but also sealed the fate of millions of people.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

On the eve of India partition…

To me, Aynakhal Tea Estate is a metaphor for a world unknown to all but only those who work there: the British Mangers and Assistant Managers, the Bengali Clerks known as Babus, and the workers...