India Partitioned - The Other Face of Freedom     (2-Volume Set)

India Partitioned - The Other Face of Freedom (2-Volume Set)

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Author: Mushirul Hasan
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 593
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360115

Description

A two-part volume in a slip-in case, this work draws upon short stories, poems, and satirical pieces, to represent the voices of anguish and the sense of betrayal at the freedom gained.

The Partition of India cast its lengthy shadows on two generations in the subcontinent. Ordinary people across borders were sucked into its vortex as unconscious and innocent actors, as maddened mobs.

This work is a narrative about the Partition and the human tragedy that marked the political division on 15 August 1947. The pain, anguish and failed hopes of those who bore its brunt across borders is captured in diaries, memoirs, eye-witness accounts and interviews. Here people speak in their own voices, raw, compelling and despairing. Some of them strike an ominously contemporary note.

THE EDITOR:

MUSHIRUL HASAN, born in 1949, is the author of 'Legacy of a Divided Nation: India's Muslims since Independence'. He had edited 'India's Partition: Process, Strategy and Mobilization'.

Contents

Preface - VOLUME 1

* Introduction: MUSHIRUL HASAN
* How much is the Difference? HUMAYUN AKHTAR
* The Divine Law: HARI CHARAN LAL
* It's Voting Day: Let's March . . . Mukhiaji:
* Andha Gaon: RAHI MASOOM REZA
* India, My India: SHAMIM KARHANI
* The Land of Moon and Stars: MAKHDOOM MOHIUDDIN
* The Morning of Freedom: FAIZ AHMAD FAIZ
* Black Margins: SAADAT HASAN MANTO
* The Book of Divine Knowledge: FIKR TAUNSVI
* We have arrived in Amritsar: BHISHAM SAHNI
* My Native Land: VISHNU PRABHAKAR
* The Last Wish: BADIUZZAMAN
* The New Regime: KRISHNA SOBTI
* How Many Pakistans? KAMLESHWAR
* Asylum: AGNEYA
* Lajwanti: RAJINDER SINGH BEDI
* Pimps: RAMANAND SAGAR
* The Dunghills: MUMTAZ MUFTI
* An Impenetrable le Darkness: MUMTAZ MUFTI
* The Alien: BADIUZZAMAN
* His Heap of Rubble: MOHAN RAKESH
* The Wagah Canal: FIKR TAUNSVI
* So the Witness Stated: FIKR TAUNSVI
* Shadow lines: SURINDER PRAKASH
* Roots: ISMAT CHUGHTAI
* The Vultures of the Parsi Cemetery: ALI IMAM NAQVI

Preface - VOLUME 2

* The Heart Divided: MUMTAZ SHAH NAWAZ
* A Diary of Partition Days: GANDA SINGH
* Love is Stronger than Hate: KHUSHDEVA SINGH
* Oranges and Apples: Interview With KAMLABEHAN PATEL
* We are still Theirs: Interview with AMRIK SINGH of Doberan Village
* Only One Junoon: Interview with SIMRET SINGH of Thamali Village
* Humiliated and Harassed They Left: SHORISH KASHMIRI
* In the Shadow of Freedom: ANIS KIDWAI
* Hindu-Muslim Social Relations 1935-47: A Personal Perspective: I H QURESHI
* From the Valley of Jamuna to the Valley of Hakra: MASUD HASAN DEHALVI
* My Ordeal as a Citizen of Pakistan: JOSH MALIHABADI
* Delhi is Mourning: KAMALADEVI CHATTOPADHYAYA
* The Ganges in Mourning: ARUNA ASAFI ALI
* The City of Djinns: BADRUDDIN TYABI
* Who Killed India? KHAJA AHMAD ABBAS
* So Freedom Came: D F KARAKA
* The Birth of a Nation: WILFRED RUSSEL
* A Limb Cut Off: Interview with LAKSHMI SAHGAL
* A Quick Look at Pakistan: A D MANI
* I Say Unto Waris Shah: AMRITA PRITAM

* Glossary