Divided by Partition United by Resilience : 21 Inspirational Stories from 1947

Mallika Ahluwalia
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During the mayhem of the 1947 Partition, lakhs of people lost their homes and livelihoods, while lakhs died. It was a time of catastrophic loss. Despite this, people found the strength to look towards the future and focused on rebuilding their lives and the country they had migrated to. This book captures stories of resilience and sheer grit of people caught in the vortex. It comprises life stories of twenty-one extraordinary individuals who were deeply affected by the Partition, yet went on to achieve greatness in Independent India. Through their first-hand accounts, they provide a visceral insight into the devastation of families who endured the migration, the camps and the struggle of rebuilding their lives. Each of these stories is inspirational in a timeless way and the book is ultimately about the resilience and triumph of the human spirit over everything else. Manmohan Singh, L.K. Advani, Madan Lal Khurana, M.S. Kohli, Dharampal Gulati, Faqir Chand Kohli, Manoranjan Byapari, Gulzar, Hamida Habibullah, Kasturi Lal Wadhwa, Krishen Khanna, Kuldip Nayar, Ajeet Cour, Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Govind Nihalani, Anjolie Ela Menon, Milkha Singh, Ram Jethmalani, Satish Gujral, Surinder Singh Gandhi, Ved Marwah.