Amid the slow and accumulating distortions in school textbooks, monuments and mainstream media, we need a renewed scrutiny of the majoritarian nationalism that was behind the 1947 catastrophe.
Publisher Arpita Das and her mother recall a story of mistaken identity when her mother’s sibling was grabbed by a refugee woman who was convinced that the child was her lost daughter.
We no longer wish to define ourselves as a secular nation, and just like Pakistan, we too now seek national glory from re-writing our history books to cater to our religious prejudices.
Graphic novelist Vishwajyoti Ghosh talks about his childhood with his grandparents that were full of stories from the other side, the home they left behind. As a young professional, he travelled to see the place for himself and recollects the experience.
Sindhis, who had become homeless and penniless overnight, built schools, colleges and became doctors, helping not only themselves but countless others.