The ruling of the Supreme Court is reminiscent of the jurisprudential baggage that India has been carrying since partition
West Bengal polls: BJP, Muslim-led parties hope to unseat TMC as religious polarisation gains ground
Bengal is not like any other state of India when it comes to Hindu-Muslim politics. Both Hindu and Muslim religious politics have deep roots here, going back to the first Partition of Bengal in 1905.
Our Hindu Rashtra review: In new book, Aakar Patel charts India's descent into a majoritarian nation
Comparing India’s case to Pakistan’s, it becomes clear that the mainstreaming of religious politics is having the same kind of effect here that Pakistan has already undergone.
Novelist Bhaswati Ghosh on her Partition-era story: Important to remember past brutalities to avoid repeating violent histories
Bhaswati Ghosh’s debut novel Victory Colony 1950 is based on the lives of refugees from East Pakistan.
India observes 22 October as Black Day to mark 1947 invasion of J&K by Pakistani raiders; two-day symposium to feature photos, videos from siege
The day seeks to remind the world how Pakistan has been responsible for the unrest in the region, leading to continuous conflict, violence and terrorism in Kashmir, government officials said
Ayodhya Ram Mandir: Symbol of 'Hindu pride' marks culmination of colonial view of Hinduism, project of Partition
The construction of the Ayodhya Ram Temple is a symbol of the return of Hindu power in the direction of restoring a Bharat of yore — a Bharat that never actually existed.
India gained her Independence amid the violence of Partition. But did my 92-year-old grandmother ever win hers?
The Union external affairs minister also wrote that delayed economic reforms and prolonged exercise of the nuclear option made it difficult for India to gain influence in foreign policy
The coronavirus pandemic gave 1947 Partition Archive an unlikely shot in the arm — a series with speakers from both sides of the border
A majority of the speakers who have featured in 1947 Partition Archive's new series come from families of Partition migrants and have enduring cross-border stories of love and friendship to share.
The West Bengal chief minister appealed to the Union HRD Ministry not to curtail important lessons at any cost
In Sindhustan, Sapna Bhavnani interviews people from the Sindhi community, and turned their stories into tattoos on her legs, thus becoming a human map of Partition.
Glad India was partitioned, says K Natwar Singh; Congress veteran claims Muslim League wouldn’t have allowed country to function
'I am glad that India was partitioned' or else the Muslim League would not have allowed the country to function and there would have been more 'Direct Action Days', Congress veteran K Natwar Singh said on Sunday.
In the wave of protest music against the CAA and NRC, one song that takes its audience back to the divisive politics of Assam in 1961 and an almost forgotten incident.
At Chennai's CUSP festival, Vernika Awal recounts Punjab's food history, and Partition's role in shaping it
At the CUSP festival in Chennai, organised by First Edition Arts over 31 January-2 February, journalist, blogger and founder of Delectable Reveries Vernika Awal delivered a talk on how food kept alive collective social memories, whilst documenting the cultural and culinary histories of Punjab.
The Aladia Sisters: Khalid Mohamed writes of six Muslim girls who ran away from home to define their destinies
The Aladia Sisters traverses the era of the British Raj, the Partition and India’s Independence to the here and now of the Internet millennium to tell the story of six sisters who belong to a patriarchal Muslim family.
With her new book on 1971 Indo-Pak war, Anam Zakaria attempts to understand one of the most defining years in South Asian history
Anam Zakaria’s 1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India is an attempt at probing one of the most defining years in South Asian history.
At Surat rally, Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi calls CAA atonement for 'sin of Partition', blames Congress for unrest over citizenship law
Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to 'atone for the sin of Partition' committed by the Congress
Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake
Backing Deepika Padukone, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the actress' silent protest against JNU violence as also Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment to his family, showed that for some people, truth, freedom and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for
Partition was a historic swindle that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must see through; steps to undo British wrongdoing necessary
A historical united people’s struggle led by patriotic, modern-minded leaders, like Mustafa Kemal of Turkey or the leaders of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, will be required for bringing about a transformation to lift India from the ranks of underdeveloped to developed countries
Leadership vaccuum, economic oppression, demonisation pushed Indian Muslim into corner, ex-RS MP Mohammed Adeeb tells Firstpost
Over the course of this conversation with Firstpost, former Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb explains how Uttar Pradesh turned into a communal battleground and why the Muslim community has little to no political representation in the state