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As I read through the book, chapter after
chapter of poignant memoirs, juggling between the text and the endnotes or
references section, I am overcome with such powerful emotions of longing and
loss. I am witness to a series of nostalgia, suffering, migration, and pain of
so many people through this 400-page book, author Aanchal Malhotra’s careful,
sensitive and emotional archiving of oral histories around The Partition of the
Indian Subcontinent in 1947 through material memory. I belong to the third
generation of those who lived during this Great Divide, an event that saw the
largest mass migration in human history. And what meager knowledge I had of the
partition through history books, this work of non-fiction added greatly to my
perspectives, through its tales from real people who had to migrate- from there
place of belonging, their homeland, to a land that was considered safe
according to their and was assigned to them.
I wonder, is independence even worth
celebrating, considering …