Monday, August 21, 2006

Need A Partition Memorial

Aftermath of Indian Partition and ensuing mass migration
Photo Courtesy:
This and many more pictures on the horrors of partition taken by Margaret Bourke-White, hitherto unseen have come to light with the republication of Kushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan. (Please note that some images may be disconcerting)

In a land of memorials where there is something for somebody and anybody,there is no memorial for countless who perished in the largest mass migration in human history immediately after partition and independence.

partition agony is one of the vital components of Indian history and it should be kept alive lest history might repeat itself.

Via: Balaji


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  2. Thank you very much for posting the photos on your blog. They are a grim reminder...but we cannot/should not ignore the fact that it happened.

  3. Balaji

    The agony of partition is something that is not much talked about or taught in school..

    The memory should be kept alive so that future generations realize and understand the cost of 'independence'..