In this book Yasmin Khan examines the context, execution, and aftermath of
Partition, weaving together local politics and ordinary lives with the larger
political forces at play. She exposes the widespread obliviousness to what
Partition would entail in practice and how it would affect the populace.
Drawing together fresh information from an array of sources, Khan underscores
the catastrophic human cost and shows why the repercussions of Partition
resound even now, some sixty years later. The book is an intelligent and timely
analysis of Partition, the haste and recklessness with which it was completed,
and the damaging legacy left in its wake.

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