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This is a narrative about the painful division of a beloved part of undivided India. Can there be closure to Bengal’s partition, not only for the generation who lived through the experience, but also the later generations who seem to subconsciously carry the burden of it? Will we ever be able to finally move on, leaving this painful national legacy behind? To know the answers, we must — like a time traveller — go back into the past and look at history and historical events as they unfolded themselves to their final tragic conclusion.
Bengal and Its Partition tells the untold story of this province’s partition. In the process, it answers profoundly some deeply relevant questions:
To move on, we can neither ignore nor deny the past which continues to throw a long shadow on our future. As it revisits the Partition — and indeed the long road to it — this book reveals some untold facts for a better understanding of our past, even as it holds a message for the future.