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The world had almost completely forgotten about Partition, and many never learned about it

Srinivasa Ganesan

Srinivasa Ganesan before partition

Guneeta Singh Bhalla
About two decades ago, on a rainy winter afternoon in New York, I waited at a street corner for my father to drive by and pick me up. I was 15 and had just finished a college tour at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Just then the rain and wind picked up, so I hurried to seek shelter at the closest open shop. It happened to be a darkly lit Goodwill second-hand goods shop.

I waited out the rainstorm in Goodwill. There, an intriguing wall piece caught my eye: A crumbled poster had been straightened and placed in a frame. A small piece of painter’s tape with the writing “$20” stuck to its corner. The poster depicted thousands

First Published: Jul 20 2018 | 9:47 PM IST

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