Politics

Watch: #PartitionAt70 – Indian Muslims Who Chose to Stay in Their Homeland

Four stories that help us understand the questions that Indian Muslims were grappling with during Partition.

In this short documentary, we spoke to four Muslims to understand the kind of political and communal atmosphere that had swept across north India in 1947. They talk about the reasons their families decided to stay back and what compelled their relatives and other Muslims, cutting across different socio-economic backgrounds, to migrate to Pakistan.

Each of their four distinct stories helps us understand the kind of questions that Indian Muslims were grappling with at that time and form a better picture of the changing social and political fabric of India 70 years ago.