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“Nothing hits you like a survivor account”: seizing the last chance to record memories of Partition

There has been a strange reticence about remembering the cataclysmic events of Partition. Now, "citizen historians" are determined to change that

By Samira Shackle  

Across Pakistan and India, the legacy of Britain’s 300 years as a colonial power is all aroundphysically evident in the architecture. It’s there in the distinctive buildings of Lutyens’ Delhi; the clock tower at Karachi’s Empress Market’ the wide streets originally built for British officers in Lahore.

But the most profound legacy was created by how the British left—hurriedly, in August 1947, carving the country in two: India for the Hindus, and Pakistan for the Muslims. This set in motion…

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