ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Remembrances of Things Past-Partition Experiences of Punjabi Villagers in Rajasthan

Partition Experiences of Punjabi Villagers in Rajasthan Miriam Sharma with the assistance of Urmila Vanjani Over 55,000 refugees are estimated to have been resettled in AIwar district, Rajasthan during the partition in 1947. The majority of these were peasants from Multan in the Punjab. This collection of oral histories from elders in one of the villages presents a fascinating history of dramatic changes and shifts in social practices for the Punjabis as well as the people among whom they settled. In retrospect, it appears that those who survived the holocaust of partition have gone on to rebuild fruitful and meaningful lives for themselves. Yet in many respects they appear as pawns in the communal tragedy.

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