The Dilemma of the Partitioning of the Subcontinent 1947: A Tale of Sacrifices and Hardships of Immigrants

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Asma Zafar, Nadia Saleem, Dr. Najma Najam


This research aimed to delve into the experiences of partitioning-era refugees during the partitioning of the sub-continent in 1947. Now, it is time to document as many tales as possible from the generation that saw the emergence of modern India and Pakistan. A vast and brutal upheaval characterized the partition of the subcontinent. Partition in Punjab was extremely brutal. Hindus who had lived in what would become Pakistan for centuries were forced to evacuate instantly.Meanwhile, millions more Muslims fled across the Pakistani-Afghan border to escape the violence in their own country. This study aimed to investigate the psychological trauma and stress that migrants endured during the partition of the sub-continent. These migrants' coping techniques (to deal with their experiences) were also examined in this study. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with participants in order to get an understanding of their narratives and tales about the India-Pakistan Partition. At the time of Pakistan's and India's 1947 Partition, ten people (five men and five women) were selected for the survey. Transcribing the extensive interview transcripts was the next step. The data was analyzed with interpretative phenomenological analysis.

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