Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri
Mariner Books

After Partition: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh


From BBC: A special report on how India, Pakistan, and since 1971 Bangladesh, have developed since partition.

Partition Memories


Intro from BBC: The 60th anniversary of the partition of India in 1947 and the birth of Pakistan was a momentous event in the region.
Millions of people found themselves on the wrong side of the border and hundreds of thousands lost their lives during the mass migration and communal bloodshed.

Generations of families, whose lives have been shaped by the partition, look back at the traumatic events of 1947 and the impact they had on the following 60 years.

The Tragic Story Of Partition

H.V. Seshadri
Sahitya Sindhu Prakashana

The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan

Dilip Hiro
Nation Books

Legacy of Partition

Leicestershire County Council

An online archive of an exhibit held May 2, 2009 at the Braunstone Civic Centre focusing on The Legacy of Partition, 1947-2009.

Bangla Stories

Dr. Claire Alexander
Dr. Joya Chatterji
Shahzad Firoz
Dr. Annu Jalais
LSE/Runnymede Trust

From website: "Our stories of migration came out of a three- year London School of Economics/University of Cambridge project. They’re told by people who left Bengal after Independence in 1947 when the state was divided into West Bengal and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh). These are stories of people who left behind home and family, people who crossed new borders and travelled overseas, people who made new lives."

India/Pakistan: Indian Independence and the Question of Partition

The Choices Program

The Choices Program is a non-profit organization based at Brown University that develops curricula on current and historical international issues. Course materials place special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens. This particular curriculum focuses on Indian Independence and the Partition of 1947.

Rites of Passage : A Civil Servant Remembers

Hiralal Muljibhai Patel
edited by Sucheta Mahajan
Rupa and Co.

Lahore to Delhi: Rising from the Ashes - Autobiography of an Unknown Refugee from Pakistan

Pran Seth
Punya Publishing Pvt Ltd