Evolution of the Sikh Partition Narrative Since 1947

Shyamal Kataria
Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory

The partition of India in 1947 was, and undoubtedly remains, the most turbulent episode in the recent history of the subcontinent. Of course, the reading of Partition history, be it through its humanitarian or political dimension, is anything but uniform. It is observable that a group narrative of Partition exists for each community directly affected by the event – that is to say, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh respectively.

The Sikh Minority and the Partition of the Punjab 1920-1947

Chhanda Chatterjee

Panjab 1947: a heart divided

The National Archives

From The National Archives: The National Archives has recorded the narratives of four Panjabi elders uprooted from their homeland during the Partition of British India in 1947. At least 18 million people were uprooted and one million died in the mass migration that followed. In 2010, Jaswant, Mohammed, Reginald and Tilak Raj met at The National Archives to describe how Partition had shaped their lives.

15th August 1947: India after Partition is declared Independent of British Rule

Maps of India

Maps of India offers a summary of events that describe the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

The Independence of India and Pakistan: New Approaches and Reflections

Ian Talbot
Oxford University Press

Pool of Life: The Autobiography of a Punjabi Agony Aunt

Kailash Puri
Elanor Nesbitt
Sussex Academic Press,

Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Boota Singh

January, 1999
Shamim Ara, Manoj Punj


January, 1987
Govind Nihalani