International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 253


Partition through literature

Showkat Ahmad Dar*
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 October 2013
  •  Published: 31 October 2013


The hard battle which was fought against the alien rule was marred by the division of united country [India]. Millions are said to have moved across the borders and lakhs have been died. This was an “irreparable loss” for the subcontinent. We can’t undo the partition which is now a reality. We must learn lessons from history. The aim of the paper is to focus on the writers’ perspectives, as reflected in the stories and novels.  It is interesting to note that majority of these writers transcend the petty ethnic prejudices and are generous in portraying characters of the other ethnic groups.

Key words: Partition, Communalism, abduction, Toba Tek Singh, Train to Pakistan.