Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicPartition

Topic: Partition

‘Literature isn’t a samosa’ – Geetanjali Shree says Tomb of Sand celebrates older women, words

In a discussion in Delhi, International Booker-winner Geetanjali Shree says her book celebrates women and their lust for life, Partition is only a binder.

Partition, SRK, hijab—why Indians and Americans must watch Pakistani Ms. Marvel

Muslim families have no voice in most Hollywood series, but Ms. Marvel breaks that wall. There’s Eid, 'Jalebi Baby', SRK fandom and even Partition.

‘Not all inheritances from Partition are traumatic.’ Some stories are ‘celebrations’ too

Author-historian Aanchal Malhotra's 'In the Language of Remembering' explores the legacy of Partition within Indian families today.

Is Partition still relevant? New book shows impact of the event on generations of South Asians

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘In the Language of Remembering’ by Aanchal Malhotra will be released on 10 May on ThePrint’s Softcover.

I.S. Johar — the fun-loving, unconventional actor who became India’s first BAFTA nominee

Johar might be remembered for his comical roles, but he was also an astute political satirist who spared none – Gandhi family or Zia ul-Haq.

The 1907 Pagrhi Sambhal Jatta and 2020 protests had a common goal — saving farmers’ ‘hond’

In ‘Pagrhi Sambhal Lehar to Samyukt Kisan Morcha’, academic Ronki Ram traces a century of Punjab's Kisan struggle from 1907 to 2021.

Yash Chopra tackled Partition and Hindu fundamentalism in Dharmputra, long before Garm Hava

Romantic heartthrob Shashi Kapoor and King of Romance Yash Chopra's first collaboration in 1961 sensitively handled Hindu-Muslim differences and religious bigotry.

Partition, my grandmother’s pain drove me to collect utensils as memory: Vikas Khanna

In ‘Barkat’, Vikas Khanna writes that his grandmother infused in him the values of sharing food, tinged with memories of Partition.

Split by Partition, met in 2022: Story of brothers’ reunion that’s making India-Pakistan cry

A video has gone viral of two brothers, one from India and one from Pakistan, reuniting at the Kartarpur corridor. 'India and Pakistan dissolved in those few hours,' an onlooker said.

Solution to ‘pain’ of Partition lies in undoing it, Mohan Bhagwat says

Speaking at a book launch, RSS chief Bhagwat asserted that the country's division won't happen again and warned that those who think otherwise will 'themselves be ruined'.

On Camera

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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