Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Topic: Partition

A gathering of hindutva supporters | @BJP4India | Twitter

Is India in danger of becoming a Hindu Pakistan?

For the first time, India’s leaders have sought to redefine the country effectively as a home for South Asians that aren’t Muslims. 
Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The reason why Gandhi wanted to go to Pakistan

Gandhi's proposal to visit cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi after Partition had a symbolic political value.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the lead up to Partition, Gandhi’s own prayer meetings were becoming polarised

This excerpt from ‘Gandhi: The years that changed the world 1914-1948’ by Ramachandra Guha tells the story of the Mahatma in the months leading up to Partition.
ConQuest

From suffrage to the right to sleep, India’s youth ask (and answer) the right questions

At ConQuest, university students locked horns to test their knowledge of the Indian Constitution, history and politics.
File photo of Kuldip Nayar | Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images

The India-Pakistan border haunted journalist Kuldip Nayar all his life after Partition

Perhaps, someone will now institute a much-needed Kuldip Nayar Peace Prize.
Representational image | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

A new, invisible Partition is happening in India between Hindus and Muslims

How is it possible to envision a harmonious society if people from the two communities do not get into romantic relationships or get married?
Kathua

The Kathua rape case has brought up disturbing memories of Jammu’s history

In all the din about the Kathua rape outcry, a warning masquerading as a historical reminder has gone largely unnoticed.
Book cover and the author

History in incubation: forgotten tales retold

There is no greater vehicle for high drama, low farce, and ultimate tragedy, than the relationship between Pakistan and India.
Cover of the book, 'Two' and author Gulzar

No Songs for Silence: A Review of Gulzar’s ‘Two’

In Two, Gulzar carves the facts of the partition to its bare bones in a masterpiece stoic prose
People travelling through trains across border during partition and the book cover

‘Looking Back’: Filling in the gaps of Partition

With a mix of fiction and non-fiction, including some brilliant Bangla stories never translated into English, the book tries to present a holistic view of Partition.

Karnataka crisis: Can horse-trading be checked or should it be accepted as part of politics?

The Karnataka Congress called a legislature party meeting Friday to address the issue of horse trading in the state and put up a show of strength. The Congress ...