partition

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

| Apr 12, 2021

Bound by the bindi

Has wearing the bindi been an act of conformity to the Sindhi community?

| Feb 25, 2021

Chronicling Partition with Intizar Husain

A recently translated novel brings a new perspective on Partition to the English-speaking world.

| Mar 17, 2020

Echoes of Pakistan in Indian polls

Frenzied use of communal card signals the weakening of democracy.

| May 06, 2019

Where is Arsalan Miyan?

A short story about the psychological cost of violence. [WITH AUDIO READING]

| Apr 27, 2018

Finding lost heritage

Amardeep Singh’s travelogue opens new windows into the Subcontinent’s common heritage.

| Aug 03, 2016

Remembering our own

The Blood Telegram by Gary J Bass reminds us that 1971 is an evolving story.

| Sep 07, 2015

Partition on the sand

A new book on the people of Banni, a desert region in a corner of Gujarat, examines them as a distinct cultural unit.

| Jun 10, 2014

Partition’s incomplete stories

Vishwajyoti Ghosh curates a collection of graphic narratives that capture the layered history of Partition.

| Mar 03, 2014

Between Qaum and the nation

Faisal Devji traces the development of Muslim nationalism and makes provocative claims about the movement for Pakistan.

| Sep 15, 2013

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