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About 66 results for "the tragic story of partition"

Subhas Chandra Bose: West Bengal's hero who cannot die

Whether it's in literature, movies or music, Bengalis have loved nothing more than a tragic hero. Two timeless examples of this fondness are Ravana in Michael Madhusudan Dutt's Meghnad Bodh Kabya and Devdas in Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's novel of the ... Hindustan Times, 1 week ago

Mid-life crisis prompts Singapore Sikh to put successful career on hold

In 1947, when India got independence from the British, it came with the price of a bloodied partition. Out of this bloodbath, in which millions of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs perished at the hands of each other, emerged Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma ...
 Asiaone2 weeks ago

Until Lions Have Their Historians, Tales of the Hunt Shall Always Glorify the Hunters: Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, History Retold

Telling this story enables me to trace my personal trajectory and work on healing the pain that I inherited. To give the reader a holistic picture of some events of great historical and political significance, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah's side of the ...
 CounterPunch2 weeks ago
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Nandita Das on why Manto was the greatest flagbearer of freedom of expression

Saadat Hasan Manto (19121955) is celebrated as one of the greatest modern-day short story writers of South Asia, and as the most controversial and provocative one. Manto had no regard for authority nor did he respect imposed rules. Known for his ...
 DAWN Group1 month ago

Donna Langley: The Secret Weapon Behind Hollywood's Largest Field-Workplace Yr Ever

THR's Ladies in Leisure Government of the Yr is the understated, as soon as vastly underestimated participant behind Common Footage $6.7 billion field workplace in 2015. What's her knack? The studio chairman churns out a various slate (in additional ...
 Amazonbug.com1 month ago

10 Indian soldiers declared dead in Siachen

The Indian Army said on Thursday there was little chance of finding alive any of the 10 soldiers buried under an avalanche at Siachen Glacier in the remote Himalayas, as rescue efforts continued. The soldiers were on duty at an army post on a ...
 South Asia Monitor1 day ago

The long goodbye

The exile of minorities from Kashmir is the subject of a moving new memoir. Photo: Bhawan Singh In all classic works of fiction, personal becomes universal. The joys and sorrows of the fate-tossed characters are felt by readers worldwide. This ...
 India Today2 days ago

Anatomy of the Gandhi Enigma

Pramod Kapoor's anecdotal portrait of the Mahatma brings out in vivid prose and pictures the contradictions and complexities behind greatness Those who fought for India's freedom, our greatest generation, first and foremost, lived lives marked by ...
 Open2 days ago

India goes back to 1984

The attitude of the ruling BJP government towards the death of Rohith Vemula has been confusing and contradictory. Or has it? For the first few days after Vemula's suicide note started doing the rounds, various BJP leaders and ministers assured the ...
 South Asia Monitor3 days ago

Everything youve read is wrong: what readers can really look forward to in 2016

Like most readers, Ive enjoyed the usual January pieces about what's going to be hot in the world of literature this year. The Guardian, the TLS and the Financial Times all have good lists of books coming out soon from the world's biggest ...
 Irish Times1 week ago
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