A THIN WALL a film by Mara Ahmed

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Read Manto's seminal short story about the partition of India - Toba Tek Singh.
It encapsulates the horror and confusion of India's partition in 1947. Translated from Urdu by Khushwant Singh.

Train To Pakistan by Khushwant Singh, 1956.

Ice-Candy-Man by Bapsi Sidhwa, 1988.

The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India by Urvashi Butali, 2000.

Amritsar to Lahore: A Journey Across the India-Pakistan Border by Stephen Alter, 2000.

Partition and Memory by Urvashi Butalia, India 2000 - a symposium on the year that was, January 2001.

The Death of an Empire by Ashis Nandy, sscnet.ucla.edu, 2002.

Partitioned Selves, Partitioned Pasts: A Commentary on Ashis Nandy’s "Death of an Empire" by Vinay Lal, sscnet.ucla.edu, 2002.

The Partitions of Memory: The Afterlife of the Division of India; Communal Rage in Secular India; A History of India Home, reviewed by Lucian W. Pye, Foreign Affairs, March/April 2003.

Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar, The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories, reviewed by William Gould, South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, 2007.

Interview with Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar, Columbia University Press, 2007.


India-Pakistan: Vazira Zamindar on the raw wound of Partition, Radio Open Source, Arts, Ideas and Politics with Christopher Lydon, February 10, 2011.

Ayesha Jalal: Pakistan’s Revenge of the 40s, then the 80s, Radio Open Source, Arts, Ideas and Politics with Christopher Lydon, August 22, 2011.


Garm Hava (Scorching Winds)
1973 Indian film about partition, directed by M. S. Sathyu, based on an unpublished short story by Ismat Chughtai, and adapted for the screen by Kaifi Azmi.


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