Struggles of Partition refugees in Delhi.
Rajendra Nagar was one of Delhi’s Partition refugee colonies, hurriedly created after 1947 to accommodate the millions of displaced people pouring into independent India. In Delhi, these neighbourhoods were named after Hindu Congress leaders: Rajendra Nagar, Patel Nagar, Tilak Nagar and Lajpat Nagar. Over time, the accents of its inhabitants mellowed “Rajendra Nagar” down to the more rounded, affectionate “Rajinder Nagar”, just as Connaught Place became “Knaat Place”, and residential colonies all across South Delhi became “c’lonies”.
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