Interview with Author and Historian Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed about the Punjab Partition.
I think if you were to talk to an ordinary Pakistani, he would begin by saying that Partition was the right thing to do as Muslims were given the freedom to prosper economically. That was because the Hindus dominated all the important centres of economy.
On the other hand, when you talk to Indian Punjabis, they say the division of India was a great tragedy, and that Muslims wanted their property. These are two stereotypical narratives.
However, when Pakistanis recall the pre-Partition days, stories about the warm relationship between Hindus and Muslims surface. As a result, the current national narrative tends to critique Partition.
Read full interview here: https://scroll.in/article/813672/author-of-book-on-partition-talks-about-what-drove-people-to-brutality-and-how-they-live-with-it