Perspectives on Partition

Perspectives on Partition

Perspectives on Partition, Part 1: An Unsung Hero, Allama Mashriqi’s Struggle against Partition by NASIM YOUSAF: The discourse on Indian independence and Partition has been dominated by the figures of Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, and Sardar Patel, to name a few. But others, like Allama Mashriqi, were engaged in the freedom struggle. He was fervently opposed to Partition, and foretold its devastating consequences. Khabar presents a perspective by Mashriqi’s grandson that spotlights Mashriqi’s attempts to avert the bloody division of India. Part 2: The Forces that Made Partition Inevitable by Dr. UMA MAJMUDAR: Towards the end of the British rule in India, confusion and communal passions were high. Amidst rioting and mass migrations, the ideal of a united India came apart. Dr. Majumdar considers Nasim Yousaf’s contention that Indian leaders failed to prevent Partition because of selfish agendas, or at least because of their lack of commitment to hold India as one nation. Read more »

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