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Cannot get it anywhere or in any book store !! It is in DEMAND.

Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab 1947. It is a compilation.

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Author Gurbachan Singh Talib. It was first published in 1950 by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and has been reprinted several times.

The book consists of harrowing stories of the Partition of India between the new nations of India and Pakistan. The partition led to one of the greatest population movements in the 20th century, as Muslims in what would become India, and Hindus and Sikhs in what would become Pakistan fled across to their new borders.

This book details the sufferings of the Hindus and Sikhs who fled their homes in the western Punjab, the North-West Frontier Province, Sindh and parts of Kashmir. An appendix contains numerous press and eyewitness accounts of atrocities committed against the refugees during the Partition.

The book takes a position against Pakistan and the Muslim League, which it accuses of planning the massacres.

1 Critical reception
2 See also
3 Notes
4 External links

Critical reception
It has been reprinted several times and cited in various academic compilations of literature concerning the Partition of India.

Ishtiaq Ahmed, of the Department of Political Sciences at Stockholm University, has examined the book and reports that many of the incidents related in the text can be independently verified.

In one such incident, Muslim "goondas" (thugs) in Lahore received packets containing "churis" (bangles) and "mehndi" (henna) from some Muslims of Amritsar. Ahmed describes this as a "bizzare antic meant to shame them for their unmanliness and cowardice and for being women like (as women wear bangles and apply henna) at not finishing off Hindus and Sikhs", thereby inciting them into violence against Hindus and Sikhs.[1] This incident has been verified by the British political officer at the scene, by a Mr. Eustace.

History of the Punjab Persecution of Hindus Anti-Hindu
Hindu Temples - What Happened to Them
Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent

'Forced Migration and Ethnic Cleansing in Lahore in 1947: Some First Person Acoounts', in Ian Talbot & Shinder Thandi (eds), People on The Move, Punjabi Colonial, and Post-Colonial Migration, Oxford University Press 2004.

External links. Ebook version of the text.

Select Research Bibliography on the Partition of India, Compiled by Vinay Lal, Department of History, UCLA; University of California at Los Angeles list.

A select list of Indian Publications on the Partition of India (Punjab & Bengal); University of Virginia list.

What Really Happened in 1947? An Open Letter to Khushwant Singh.

Categories: 1950 non-fiction books History books about HinduismHistory books about IndiaPartition of India Muslim League

If you can lay your hands on a COPY of this book, please read it and give us your comments.


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The picture that you have provided in your today's post fits to a 'tee' the caption to the article that I brought to your attention here. I will see if I can get a small cross section of a chapter from it for your reading pleasure in my next.

Thank you for an old picture and the train journey that took a few across the border.



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Hi, this is a great thread

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I read a few anecdotes submitted by readers of the book on a different thread. Having read those,
I wanted to get hold of the book. It is out of publication. I submitted a request to the local library to get me a loaner. There are THREE copies in the archive and I can read them there in Toronto after making a request for the counter copy. I am indoors for the past THREE months. One of these days I will venture out and spend the day there and take notes.

If you find a copy please treasure it.

Thanks for your comment.


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