At the stroke of the midnight on 14-15 August 1947, India secured independence. That moment also witnessed the tragic partition of India and birth of Pakistan. Nobody wanted it. Yet it couldn’t be averted.
Four decades earlier, in 1905, Bengal was partitioned by the British. A massive movement, called Vandemataram Movement, was launched against it by the Indian National Congress. British were forced to annul partition of Bengal in 1911.
A country that defeated the British designs to partition one province failed when the whole country was being partitioned four decades later. Why? Who were responsible? What missteps had led to the disaster?
“Partitioned Freedom” explores answers to these questions.