An approach to Souvenir Realities of Partition by Chaman Nahalís Azadi
- 1Radharamana Group of Institutions, Bhopal, MP, India
Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 34-36, December,2 (2016)
My review on the novel Azadi, just to highlight the mixed realities that had been witnessed of the best and worst time, faced by the people of Sialkot. Chaman Nahal has come close to answering the question of the slaughter of the innocent people in the compelling novel ĎAzadií. Chaman Nahal explained in detail about different characters with their love, relation, bonding as well as suffering, looting, killing, fear, and trauma. Partition of India in 1947 was a historical event not only in Indian history but in the worldís history. The origin of giant disaster was communal fire provoked after the declaration of partition. British have applied the policy of divide and rule to separate Hindu and Muslim. They left India but after dividing it into two sovereign countries India and Pakistan. Which resulted in the vast devastation of many lives in communal fire. Partition had become the process of dividing people according to their religions Hindus for India and Muslims for Pakistan. Population had migrated to their declared nation but leaving all their property and household behind. They had to begin with ruined social, political and economic background without any experienced government. About millions of people had to flee from their homeland, thousands of people had died in communal war, left were in trauma because their family members were brutally killed in the riots. No one could expect mercy in the communal war, because Hindu and Muslim have been become a swear enemy to each other.
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