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Partition
Opinion  /  Published 06.03.20

For Muslims, CAA is wrong target

When I bought a dongle the other day, the shopkeeper was doubtful if my passport would suffice for identification. He had handled only Aadhaar cards. He was even more dubious on finding the passport h...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Culture  /  Published 14.08.19

How Cyril Radcliffe carved the Indian subcontinent

Justifying his decisions, Radcliffe, in an interview with veteran Indian journalist Kuldeep Nayar, said, ‘I had no alternative; the time at my disposal was so short that I could not do a better job....
By Manan Kapoor

India  /  Published 03.07.19

Jinnah expected India and Pakistan to be best of friends

After preparing the Partition formula, Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of the Raj, requested Mahatama Gandhi for a meeting. Mountbatten told me when I met him, that he felt there was a halo w...
By Kuldip Nayar

India  /  Published 30.03.19

'There has been a distinct political articulation of Moditva, a Right-wing populsim'

Q: In your new book, you have crunched data to show that economic deprivation and social marginalisation of Muslims in India is getting worse.A: The situation of Muslims, as far as socio-political mar...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.02.20

Unsung but unforgettable

Some lessons need to be told and retold when collective amnesia is on the prowl.As many as 40 per cent of the survivors in a study on the Partition-era violence had said the members of the other commu...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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Opinion  /  Published 22.06.19

India vs Pakistan: Who won the Cup on Twitter?

Humour can, at times, serve as a shield. Keeping the funny bone intact, history has shown, can be a way of shielding oneself from the bolts of thunder hurled by life, off and on the pitch. There can b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 13.01.19

Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan territory was a Partition mistake, say Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday the inability to bring Kartarpur Sabib under India during the Partition was a mistake made during the Partition and the new corridor will atone for the damage do...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.12.19

‘CAA-NRC a road to Hindu Rashtra’

Neeti Nair, associate professor of South Asian history at the University of Virginia in the US, tells G.S. Mudur of The Telegraph that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citi...
By G.S. Mudur

India  /  Published 31.12.19

In playhouse of the Raj, tables turned

First the Vidyasagar disconnect. Now, the Curzon connect.Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has described as “iconic” a table that had apparently been used by Lord Curzon to sign Bengal’s 1905 Partition ...
By Devadeep Purohit and Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 21.11.18

Doctor Who in India with episode on Partition

The sixth episode of the current series of Doctor Who, called Demons of the Punjab, will leave Indian viewers both mesmerised and troubled. Mesmerised because this is — at least from the Indian poin...
By Amit Roy in London


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