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Since 1947Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi$
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Ravinder Kaur

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195683776

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.001.0001

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The Last Journey

The Last Journey

Exploring Social Class in Partition Migration

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(p.65) 3. The Last Journey
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Since 1947
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Ravinder Kaur

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0003

This chapter considers the means of transport used during Partition migration as a point of entry into differing modes of how individuals or communities experienced, and now remember, Partition. The class differences between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims are shown as the possible grounds for conflict, fearing which the Hindu and Sikh landlords made arrangements to flee long before actual Partition. It also illustrates a class-divided process which could not be abridged even by as momentous an event as Partition migration. Of all the possible modes of travel, those that have become part of the popular imagery are the tightly packed trains and the foot columns of weary and traumatized travellers. The personal lives of the migrants are somehow connected with that of the modern Indian nation and it is the common story of endurance and success that has captivated the nation's imagination.

Keywords:   transport, Partition, migration, migrants, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, trains

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