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Book review of The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab

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Ashis Ray London
Marina Wheeler is a British barrister who has risen to being a Queen’s Counsel. Her father was Sir Charles Wheeler, a BBC correspondent in South Asia in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her mother was Dip Singh, whose story and that of the subcontinent before and after Partition as explored by Ms Wheeler, are enmeshed into an engaging The Lost Homestead.

Ms Wheeler and her elder sister Shirin were born in Berlin, where Charles was dispatched after Delhi. From there the family moved to Washington and Brussels, before settling in rural Sussex. Until her sunset days, Dip resolutely refused to

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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 10:41 PM IST

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