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Negotiations for Transfer of Power and Partition 

Negotiations for Transfer of Power and Partition 

     In the early days of World War II, activism was in a state of suspended animation on the political front in India. Nearly the whole of the Congress leadership was in jail and their followers were lying low. British forces had suffered reverses everywhere; they had been driven out of Europe and thrown out of their far Eastern[Read More…]

by 11/11/2021 Comments are Disabled South Asia
Why Remember Partition Horror?

Why Remember Partition Horror?

India’s partition has been one of the major tragedies of the twentieth Century World. The loss of lives and the mass migrations have very few equivalent tragedies in the World. The wounds of the tragedy are not totally healed but people have engaged with the changed dynamics of nationalism. In the middle of all the gnawing problems which India is[Read More…]

by 17/08/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Distorting history and dividing people for electoral gains

Distorting history and dividing people for electoral gains

India is much older than 75 years and hence its leaders need to speak the language of maturity and reasoning. Unfortunately, the prime minister and his government are least bothered about governance and more about elections. To declare August 14th as the ‘remembering the horror of partition day’ is nothing but deliberately creating an atmosphere of mistrust and disharmony. We[Read More…]

by 15/08/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Partition of India: Dalits in the midst of Communal Violence and Language Controversy 

Partition of India: Dalits in the midst of Communal Violence and Language Controversy 

Historiography of the Partition of India and historical narratives generally focuses on violence among religious groups, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. In these narratives, Dalits, more often than not, find themselves being silenced, where they are treated as a subset of Hindus or Sikhs. It is a general notion that Dalits were not targeted for their caste identity but only for[Read More…]

by 24/08/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Final Responsibility Of Partition? Whose? A Brief Analysis!

Final Responsibility Of Partition? Whose? A Brief Analysis!

Even after seventy years of Partition, the discourse as to who, Jinnah or Nehru, Indian Muslim League or Indian National Congress, was responsible for division of the Indian subcontinent. There are divergent views. Some blame Muslim League, some Congress while others both. Every one of these views has some arguments to put before us. From Congress point of view, since[Read More…]

by 24/03/2018 3 comments South Asia