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Citizen historians scrambling to collect 10,000 Partition stories

Aug 31, 2015

Citizen historians scrambling to collect 10,000 Partition stories

The 1947 Partition Archive that began as a small grassroots effort to preserve the disappearing memory of Partition, at the University of California at Berkeley in 2011, has quickly spread across the globe to 157 cities #NewsTracker #Khushwant Singh #Partition of India #Mohammad Ali Jinnah #1947 Partition Archive
Partition of India: Manto on why Pak never stopped being violent

Mar 07, 2013

Partition of India: Manto on why Pak never stopped being violent

Manto thought the violent forces that had been unleashed during that period would remain in Pakistan's society, damaging it. In this piece he tells us the country would become increasingly violent unless the matter was taken up. #Partition of India #Saadat Hasan Manto #Manto'sMusings
Manto on the chaos that was the Partition of India

Jan 05, 2013

Manto on the chaos that was the Partition of India

We are fortunate that Manto brought his skills as a writer and an obserer to the days of Partition in Bombay. Manto then tells us, through his experiences in Pakistan, how silly the whole enterprise is. #Partition of India #Saadat Hasan Manto #Manto'sMusings
More bombers than baniyas: why Army dominates in Pak

Jan 20, 2012

More bombers than baniyas: why Army dominates in Pak

One reason why Pakistan Army dominates over the elected government is because during partition the traders (baniyas) came to India, whereas the warriors went to Pakistan. #Punjab #Pakistan Army #Caste #Partition of India #PakDecoder
Why Pak will fund its army at the cost of its development

Jan 02, 2012

Why Pak will fund its army at the cost of its development

No nation can prosper by halving its development budget and handing over this money to its army. But Pakistanis approve of this. Indeed, they are enthusiastic about it (if they think about it at all) given the army's popularity. #Pakistan #The Neighbourhood #Pakistani army #Partition of India