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The Storm Bursts
Tales of Haripur, Part III by Dr. Bhai HARBANS LAL

The mob, after entering the town center, went into a frenzied spree of looting and burning non-Muslim property, as it advanced towards the procession route.

The Incident in The Gurdwara:
Tales of Haripur, Part II by Dr. Bhai HARBANS LAL

The sevadaar promptly cleaned up the place and reported the matter forthwith to the management as soon as the daily congregation began.

Tales of Haripur:
Part One - The Town That Hari Singh Nalwa Built by Dr. Bhai HARBANS LAL

Shortly after it was renamed Harpur by Ranjit Singh, its namesake Hari Singh Nalwa, then Governor of Kashmir, was named its governor as well.

Escape From Gujar Khan
Part II by T. Sher Singh

The countryside was littered with corpses, as even the escapees had been waylaid. A few children had been found hiding amongst the crops, emaciated ...

Escape From Gujar Khan
Part I by T. SHER SINGH

Amidst a complete breakdown of law and order, it had become a free-for-all, literally, and human nature being what it is, each side vied to out-do the other in its atrocities.

The Other Side of Partition by TRIDIVESH SINGH MAINI

It is important to drive home the point that the partition resulted in human suffering on both sides, just as the present acrimony between the two countries is damaging both equally.

Amritsar & Lahore:
The Partition of Punjab by ARNOLD TOYNBEE

They are the burliest men on the face of the planet - tough and capable and slightly grim. If human life survives the present chapter of Man’s history, the Sikhs, for sure, will still be on the map.

Ode To A lost Land, Lost Souls A Poem by MICHELE GIBSON

I grieve for you/ My almost nation in my mind/ Lost, in idle meditations and strategic propositions/ And every now and then I catch my longing and/ I struggle, just to breath again ...

Memory's Harvest: Shauna Singh Baldwin by ANJANA RAJAN

My nani came to visit me, and I asked her to write her memoir. She was kind enough to write about 60 pages that are now a treasured family document.

1947: "The Partition of Punjab Was a Disaster" by ALASTAIR LAWSON

"Geography, canals, railways and roads all argued against dismemberment ... Thousands of people died or were uprooted from their homes in what was in effect a civil war."

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