Credits: Washington Post

I was nowhere near born when the Partition of 1947 happened. Yet, it is a topic that has intrigued me ever since I learnt about it through the mundane pages of my History books that rarely leaked anything beyond crude political facts, dates and timelines. Actually, if I think about it, I have had my first tryst with Partition when I came to know as a child that my ancestors originally belonged to Bangladesh. Till then it was nothing more to me than a neighbouring country sharing our language and national animal.

As we all know, Punjab and Bengal were…

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