Women and children arrive at the Amritsar Railway Station after all adult men in the train were lost in Pakistan during the mass migration and violence that followed Partition.
Dec 29, 2019
Refugee Women learning how to spin yarn, 1947 (Courtesy the Partition Museum): The government of India undertook to train unaccompanied refugee women and girls in tasks that would make them capable of becoming self-reliant citizens. In this poster, such a programme is underway, under the anxious gaze of Nehru. Most such projects failed. Some camps for these women, seen by the state as ‘permanent liabilities’, are still in existence in India. Reference: https://www.cam.ac.uk/files/a-tryst-with-destiny/index.html