Sukhwant Kaur, 78, had always struggled to find the words to explain her family's terrifying escape to the Indian side of the border
Sitting in her home in Amritsar in north India, the grandmother can still recall with startling clarity the horrors she witnessed as a child of eight.
A mother asking her son to drown her in a river. A small pond with corpses floating in it, the only place to find water. A woman cutting the umbilical cord of her newborn child with the only thing she could find - a stick of sugar cane.
"I feel much lighter inside having dared to explain all this," said Kaur.