When I looked at this picture, I noticed the little girl standing at the back of the room. Her face tells a lot about the pain of forced migration and of the uncertain future that lies in front of her. One of the great unknowns about Partition is the effect it had on young children who saw the viole
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A collection of photographs depicting the mass migration.
Credits: Avina Kohli, article in Scroll.in titled "Partition’s ghosts: Stories of the evacuee whose property became my family home". Link below. Writer Avina Kohli has written a beautiful article about her family's migration from west Punjab to Kharu Khera, Ambala.
Title: Trains, used to transport refugees across the border, were packed to capacity Creator: The Railway Gazette “Refugee Travel between India and Pakistan”, 24 October 1947 (From the personal collection of Deborah Nixon) Date Created: 1947-10-24 Reference: https://artsandculture.google.com/asse
12 March 1947: Three wounded Indian policemen receive treatment following riots in Lahore, when Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims clashed over the decision to incorporate the region of Punjab into the state of Pakistan Keystone/Getty Images Link: https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/partition-70th-anniversary-violent-