Tag Archives: partition of the Subcontinent

Witnessing Partition: Interrogating colonialist and nationalist historiography

Dr. Meenakshi Malhotra talks about Witnessing Partition by Tarun K.Saint, which according to her, is a valuable addition to the corpus of Partition literature

In his book ‘’Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction’’(2020), Tarun K. Saint attempts the ambitious literary enterprise of a sweeping account of the major literary writing generated by the partition of 1947, when two separate countries, India and Pakistan were created. A moment which should have been a joyous celebration of freedom from colonial rule, turned into a tragic moment of violent and acrimonious division.

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Pakistan: Literature & coexistence: Intellectuals delve into history to discover seeds of ethnic divide

If Muslims and Hindus can live together in Sindh before the partition of the Subcontinent then why cannot the Sindhi and the Urdu-speaking population do the same. It is a socio-cultural matter but the so-called politicians have made it very controversial, commented renowned Sindhi intellectual Amar Jaleel.

He was speaking at a seminar, titled ‘Dawn in the Valley of Wisdom’, organised by the Sindh Abhyas Academy of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology on Sunday evening. Read more