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A collection of photographs depicting the mass migration.
Credits: Avina Kohli, article in Scroll.in titled "Partition’s ghosts: Stories of the evacuee whose property became my family home". Link below. https://scroll.in/article/970333/partitions-ghosts-stories-of-the-evacuee-whose-property-became-my-family-home Writer Avina Kohli has written a beautif
Title: Trains, used to transport refugees across the border, were packed to capacity Creator: The Railway Gazette “Refugee Travel between India and Pakistan”, 24 October 1947 (From the personal collection of Deborah Nixon) Date Created: 1947-10-24 Reference: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/
12 March 1947: Three wounded Indian policemen receive treatment following riots in Lahore, when Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims clashed over the decision to incorporate the region of Punjab into the state of Pakistan Keystone/Getty Images Link: https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/partition-70th-anniversary-violent
Series of photographs showing the arrival of refugees into Lahore from India. The trains are completely packed with people and household items that could fit in the compartments or on the rooftops. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfkHdttQSYM
Wreckage of carts & belongings of refugees who had been camped there before the Beas River flooded over, during mass migration because of religious conflicts. Link: https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/mass-migration-india/PwEwRZnMaJCFvw Details • Title: Mass Migration, India • Date: 1947-10
Homeless Refugees at Tihar village, in Delhi during 1950. Reference: https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/27-painful-pictures-of-partition-which-killed-a-million-people-and-forced-10-million-to-flee-across-border-for-safety-372784.html
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 g
Hindu and Sikh survivors of the whole scale massacre of non-Muslims in the Rawalpindi district in March of 1947. Lady Mountbatten visiting the camps that were setup in Rawalpindi after the killings. Other posts on this can be referenced here: https://www.punjabpartition.com/forum/photographs/refuge
Reference: https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/27-painful-pictures-of-partition-which-killed-a-million-people-and-forced-10-million-to-flee-across-border-for-safety-372784.html This photograph is of west Punjab refugees in Kingsway Camp, Delhi, 1953
The screenshot is from the Ludhiana area as the distance from this area is about 158 kilometers from Lahore. The video which shows this particular scene also has a shot of Ambala Cantt railway station. This means that the people shown in this video are Muslims headed towards Pakistan. Another point
In her memoir, Anis Kidwai describes the Purana Qila refugee camp in Delhi: "From the hospital, one had a vantage view of the entire camp. As far as the eye could see, tents and tin-roofed shelters were crowded together. In their midst was a ceaseless traffic of naked children, disheveled women, ba
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