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1947 - My Story My India Divided.

V. P. Dhawan

ISBN 10: 0978203305 / ISBN 13: 9780978203306
Published by Self-published, 2006
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Title: 1947 - My Story My India Divided.

Publisher: Self-published

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (Book Condition)

Book Type: Book

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Every Indian, young and old, irrespective of religious, political or social affiliations, or bonds and obligations yearned for freedom from the yoke of foreign rule. After a long and painful struggle, freedom dawned on the subcontinent on the 15th of August, 1947, leaving in its trail a period of unimaginable killing, looting, arson, and rape. Millions were uprooted from the hearths and homes in search of new shelters. It can be called The Genocide of 1947. -- The author, Ved Prakash Dhawan, was an eyewitness to this mayhem and the spate of violent incidents that overtook the country in the wake of its newly acquired freedom. On the 5th of September, 1947, the day he was forced to leave his home in Montgomery (now Sahiwal), Pakistan, for unknown refuge in India, he wrote to his friend: "My heart aches and a chilling numbness overtakes me on the mere thought of leaving for good my birth place, my close and dear friends in Pakistan. This Great Divide is going to stay and so perhaps the seemingly deep hatred and aversion between the two communities." - This book is two stories - first the story of the author and his family during this very difficult time, and second, a history of the British rule in India and Pakistan, and the struggle for freedom. - With Montgomery Sahiwal town map, and family photographs.

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