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Partition at seventy: A family story

Partition left 2 million dead, 12 mn displaced, thousands of women raped, towns and villages torched

Sunil Sethi 

Sunil Sethi In the entrance hall of Bikaner House, the capital’s new cultural hub, is placed a large map of India in outline. Next to it are reels of black string and scissors; visitors are invited to plot their family’s migration during Partition. “Trace your family’s journey on the map,” reads the heading over a dense criss-crossing of strings to numerous cities from Muree to Calicut, and Quetta to Chittagong, in the undivided sub-continent. You can also join the exercise online at www.1947partitionarchive.org by recording the privations and horror your parents or ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 00:32 IST
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