The division of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 into India and Pakistan saw millions uprooted and resulted in unspeakable violence an while it happened far away, it shaped modern Britain. In this eye-opening and timely work, Kavita Puri uncovers remarkable testimonies from former subjects of the Raj who are now British citizens - including her father. Weaving a tapestry of human experience over seven decades, she reveals a secret history of ruptured families and friendships, extraordinary journeys and daring rescue missions that reverberates with compassion and loss. It is a work that breaks the silence and confronts the difficult truths at the heart of Britain's shared past with South Asia.
PARTITION VOICES: UNTOLD BRITISH STORIES
Author: Puri, Kavita
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 07/07/2020