26 Extremely Rare Photos From 1947 That Show The Horror Of Partition

Akarsh Mehrotra

From After gaining independence from British Raj, India was to be divided into two separate countries (India and Pakistan). A major population exchange happened with around 25 million people relocating to their new homes and what followed was complete chaos. A large evil loomed over the population that was shifting to a new country once the borders were drawn. Religious riots along with acts of oppression and cruelty marked this huge event as a dark blot on the history of the two countries.

Partition in the Classroom: Appendix

The University of Texas at Austin

An appendix of resources on Partition from The University of Texas at Austin's South Asia department.