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The Partition of India in 1947 caused one of the great human convulsions of history. The statistics are staggering. Twelve million people were displaced; a million died; seventy-five thousand women are said to have been abducted and raped; families were divided; properties lost; homes destroyed. In public memory, however, the violent, disturbing realities that accompanied Partition have remained blanketed in silence. And yet, in private, the voices of Partition have never been stilled and its ramifications have not yet ended.
Urvashi Butalias remarkable book, the outcome of a decade of interviews and research, looks at what Partition was intended to achieve, and how it worked on the ground, and in peoples lives. Pieced together from oral narratives and testimonies, in many cases from women, children and dalitsmarginal voices never heard beforeand supplemented by documents, reports, diaries, memoirs and parliamentary records, this is a moving, personal chronicle of Partition that places people, instead of grand politics, at the centre. These are the untold stories of Partition, stories that India has not dared to confront even after fifty years of independence.
These shaming historiesso long under wrapsare narrated with honesty and clarity and informed by compassion.
A brave, moving and troubling book that voices, for the first time, dark truths about our history.
A book every thinking Indian should read.
Unique book uncovered a real fact on which we had no knowledge. What atrocities have been done to the innocent people of our sub country . A section of people had totally lost their sense that they are human being even the beasts will be ashamed. We must face the truth and taking lesson from it we should proceed further.