refugee rehabilitation

Between hunger and growth: pursuing rural development in Partition’s aftermath, 1947–1957

Jack Loveridge
Taylor and Francis Online

Built from the ground up by three thousand Sikh and Hindu refugees in the aftermath of the Partition of India in 1947, the town of Nilokheri in East Punjab emerged as an unlikely centre of agricultural education and scientific exchange. With support from the Ford Foundation, Indian and American scientists and development planners worked through the 1950s to transform the refugee township into a model of agricultural innovation and community development.