The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians

Using the oral narratives of four generations of people - mainly Pakistanis but also some Indians - attempts to understand how the perception of Partition and the 'other' has evolved over the years.

Anam Zakaria

Anam Zakaria is a Canada-based Pakistani writer, oral historian and educator. She is the author of the prize winning book The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians (2015) and 1971: A People's History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India (2019).
The Partition of British India and the subsequent creation of two antagonist countries is a phenomenon that we are still trying to comprehend. Millions displaced, thousands slaughtered, families divided and redefined, as home became alien land and the unknown became home. So much has been said about it but there is still no writer, storyteller or poet who has been able to explain the madness of Partition. Using the oral narratives of four generations of people - mainly Pakistanis but also some Indians - Anam Zakaria, a Pakistani researcher, attempts to understand how the perception of Partition and the 'other' has evolved over the years
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