India  /  Published 18.05.22

Woman reunites with brothers after 75 years

  Seventy-five years after she was separated from her family during the violence at the time of the Partition, a woman born in a Sikh family who was adopted and raised by a Muslim couple met her...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Islamabad

News  /  Published 02.04.22

Fest of people's independent films

A member of the Indian hockey team that won gold in the 1948 Olympics had migrated from Lahore during the Partition. When he suffered a stroke six decades later, his tenacious struggle to recover insp...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Books  /  Published 28.01.22

The fires that burn within

Book: The Violence in our Bones: Mapping the Deadly Fault Lines within Indian Society Author: Neera Chandhoke Publisher: Aleph Price: Rs 699 Contrary to the popular perception that ‘we live ...
By Anshuman Behera

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

Poisoned: Indian values

Few countries are as familiar with the trauma of mass killings as India, whose modern incarnation was born from the womb of one of history’s most brutal amputations. Yet, there is growing eviden...
By The Editorial Board

Arts  /  Published 30.10.21

Memories of a lost past

None of the five participants of the show, The Legacy of Loss: Perspectives on the Partition of Bengal, recently hosted by the Kolkata Centre for Creativity and Kolkata Partition Museum Trust, wa...
By Rita Datta


Opinion  /  Published 05.09.21

Blood brothers: Was Partition itself a horror?

“Your grandfather left us to live with termites for all the times to come.” This is what a man told me in an email after an article of mine, published on another platform, had evidently ne...
By Rajmohan Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.21

Letters to the editor: Public libraries in India

Turn the page Sir — It is true that public libraries in India, which served as reservoirs of knowledge for ages, are struggling to remain relevant and sustain themselves in the digital age (&ld...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 18.08.21

Historian slams bid to misuse Partition memories

The tweet drew criticism from many quarters. The statement was seen as an attempt at reopening old wounds and polarising people, especially in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. A...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.21

Memory games: Partition day

The prime minister’s address on Independence Day may have been colourless but he did make a singular announcement a day before. August 14, Narendra Modi declared, would be remembered as ‘P...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

Letters to the editor: Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

Old divisions Sir — The prime minister has declared that August 14 will henceforth serve as a reminder of the horrors of Partition (“Partition rabbit out of PM hat”, Aug 15). The de...


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