Going through online video interviews of eye-wtinesses talking about their experience during the Punjab Partition, I came across this video where the person is talking about the events in his native village of Talwandi Araian ( see map ), Hoshiarpur (also spelled Araeian or Arian) . He describes the violence in his village where almost all the Muslim inhabitants were slaughtered. The Muslims gathered in a Maulvi's house and were surrounded. The smell of dead bodies lingered for weeks and later all the bodies were burned. Some of the women were kidnapped and were never to be found. In almost all the stories it's never the people of the same village who committed the atrocity, almost always the criminals were outsiders or from adjoining villages. Sad part of the Partition history is that almost all the writers deal with the subject at the macro-level. Writers will typically add couple of personal stories of individuals who saw the events and would weave their stories into their larger narrative. No one has gone into the villages of West or East Punjab and documented the events leading upto and after the Partition. Now after 70 years we are seeing few journalists actually talking to the people who were at a certain age back then who could still remember and talk about those events. So much time has passed. We will never be able to account for all the atrocities that were committed in the name of religion.