The Punjab Bloodied

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Rupa Publications - Fiction - 808 pages
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A definitive, path-breaking account of the partition of the Punjab in 1947 ,The Punjab chronicles how east and west Punjab was emptied of unwanted minorities. Besides shedding new light on the events through secret British reports, it contains poignant accounts by eyewitnesses, survivors and participants in the carnage, from both sides of the border. This book aims to give a balanced account of partition, and shows how religious differences are no bar to peaceful coexistence unless highlighted by divisive forces. It will be of immense interest to anyone even remotely curious about the happenings of the most traumatic event in recent Indian history.

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Born in Lahore, Ishtiaq Ahmed holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He is now Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His research interests cover diverse fields like political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human and minority rights, and partition studies.

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