Partition

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ART & CULTURE

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Indian Independence, Partition, Lord Mountbatten, Gurinder Chadha

Partition 1947 shows Gurinder Chandha's flawed sense of historical depiction of events

The film portrays Mountbatten as a humanist, but his role in dividing India does not make him the person as has been shown.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Hindu-muslim ties, Partition, Joginder paul, Gulzar

When Gulzar and Joginder Paul discussed the horrors of India's partition

[Book extract] Partition was like the blast of the supernova, its pieces kept smouldering on, alive, hot.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Partition, Kushanava Choudhury, Book Review, Kolkata

Terrible beauty - The city that won't leave you or let you live

Kushanava Choudhury's The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta is a book to fall in love with, just like the city he writes about.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Art, Hypernationalism, Partition, India-Pakistan

India-Pakistan Partition: Songs of separation

On the 70th anniversary of the Partition, the liberal sections of both countries find themselves being pushed to the margins by rabid ethno-nationalists.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
British Raj, India-Pakistan, Partition

Why must our textbooks hide away memories of Partition?

As William Faulkner would say, 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.'

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Partition, 70th Independence Day, India

Why India is one of the greatest miracles of contemporary history

Happy Independence Day. May India always prove its detractors wrong.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
British Raj, Partition, India-Pakistan, Independence Day

How the British view India-Pakistan Partition

I'd like to wish the people of India a Happy Partition Day.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Independence Day, India-Pak, Partition

Why it's worth remembering Partition this Independence Day

70 years on, we should look back and reflect on direction.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Indian Independence, Partition, Lord Mountbatten, Gurinder Chadha

How Gurinder Chadha's film shows all our heroes had feet of clay

Chadha's Independence is tinged by tragedy, as it was in reality, with 14 million displaced and one million dead.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Social Media, 1947, Partition, India-Pakistan

How a new platform is allowing Indians and Pakistanis to bond over Partition tales

Launched barely eight weeks ago, Bolti Khidki has already got over 6,000 online followers, whose numbers are growing by the day.