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An Opinion piece for The Hindu: The absence in Punjabiyat’s split universe

Nationalist politics and official patronage to a selective narrative of Partition have not succeeded in wiping out the memory of a composite pluralistic culture.

Read the complete article: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/article3772133.ece

An article for EPW: Tales in search of listeners – Memoryscape in post-Partition Punjab

A recent article for Economic & Political Weekly.

The essay concerns two tales, narrated by two different people — one a Sikh and the other a Muslim — about the perpetrators of genocidal violence in east Punjab in 1947.

More: http://www.epw.in/web-exclusives/tales-search-listeners.html

Book review for Biblio magazine: The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed by Ishtiaq Ahmed

Review of the book, The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed by Ishtiaq Ahmed, for the Biblio magazine’s Jan-Feb 2012 issue.

PDF: http://www.ajaybhardwaj.in/reviews-files/PunjabBloodiedPartitioned&Cleansed-IshtiaqAhmed-BibiloReview-AjayBhardwaj.pdf