Cart Full of Husk: A Novel About the Partition of India

NK Sondhi
CreateSpace Publishing

Recollections of the Partition of India

Neil Hajela

A website project collecting recollection of people who were direct witnesses to the impact of partition. This project examines the stories of four people who were directly impacted by the partition of India; either as being a migrant, or as a person who lived next to the refugee camps, and was directly impacted by the mass inflow of refugees.

Panjab 1947: a heart divided

The National Archives

From The National Archives: The National Archives has recorded the narratives of four Panjabi elders uprooted from their homeland during the Partition of British India in 1947. At least 18 million people were uprooted and one million died in the mass migration that followed. In 2010, Jaswant, Mohammed, Reginald and Tilak Raj met at The National Archives to describe how Partition had shaped their lives.

Partition Memories


Intro from BBC: The 60th anniversary of the partition of India in 1947 and the birth of Pakistan was a momentous event in the region.
Millions of people found themselves on the wrong side of the border and hundreds of thousands lost their lives during the mass migration and communal bloodshed.

Generations of families, whose lives have been shaped by the partition, look back at the traumatic events of 1947 and the impact they had on the following 60 years.

The Dynasty: Nehru-Gandhi Story

Jad Adams
Phillip Whitehead
TV Books

Legacy of Partition

Leicestershire County Council

An online archive of an exhibit held May 2, 2009 at the Braunstone Civic Centre focusing on The Legacy of Partition, 1947-2009.

Bangla Stories

Dr. Claire Alexander
Dr. Joya Chatterji
Shahzad Firoz
Dr. Annu Jalais
LSE/Runnymede Trust

From website: "Our stories of migration came out of a three- year London School of Economics/University of Cambridge project. They’re told by people who left Bengal after Independence in 1947 when the state was divided into West Bengal and East Pakistan (later Bangladesh). These are stories of people who left behind home and family, people who crossed new borders and travelled overseas, people who made new lives."

Scoop! : Inside Stories from Partition to the Present

Kuldip Nayar

Reconstructing the Bengal Partition: The Psyche Under a Different Violence

Jayanti Basu
Bhatkal & Son

After the Raj: Plain Tales of Those Who Stayed on After Independence

Hugh Purcell
The History Press