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Evolution of the Sikh Partition Narrative Since 1947

The partition of India in 1947 was, and undoubtedly remains, the most turbulent episode in the recent history of the subcontinent. Of course, the reading of Partition history, be it through its humanitarian or political dimension, is anything but uniform. It is observable that a group narrative of Partition exists for each community directly affected by the event – that is to say, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh respectively. What this article intends to do is focus in on one of these groups – the Sikhs, by demonstrating how their group narrative of Partition has evolved in the period since 1947.

Shyamal Kataria
Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory