Rare Photos of Partition of India – 1947

Posted: November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Lest we forgot….

These images are a shocking reminder of the violent birth that the two nations had. More than the religion of the dead, the images document death of those who paid the price of a political delineation that the people did not have a say in or had any control over its consequences. This history of our needs to be spoken about, not to dig wounds, to count the cost that poor across the two communities have paid and continue to pay for decisions and politics far removed from them. These records and narrative need to be a part of what we teach in the universities as examples of tragic consequences of a political decision on which foundation of one the largest democracy were laid.


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