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THE PUNJAB BLOODIED, PARTITIONED AND CLEANSED

by Ishtiaq Ahmed

  • Category History
  • Format PB
  • Imprint
  • Price 495
  1. ISBN: 9788129129611
  2. Pages: 808 pages
  3. Date: September 2015

ABOUT THIS BOOK

riveting account of the partition of the Punjab in 1947, this book is a holistic study of the first major case of ethnic cleansing after the Second World War. Besides shedding new light on the events through secret British reports, it contains poignant accounts by eyewitnesses, survivors and even participators in the carnage, from both sides of the border. With interviewees from both sides of the border, the book aims to give a balanced account of Partition, and show how religious differences are no bar to peaceful coexistence, unless highlighted by divisive forces. It will be of immense interest to anyone curious about the happenings of the most traumatic event in recent Indian history.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Born in Lahore, Ishtiaq Ahmed holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He is now Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His research interests cover diverse fields like political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human and minority rights, and partition studiesr5