Partition, Common History and Moving Forward

“But in seven weeks it was done, the frontiers decided,
A continent for better or worse divided.”

– W.H. Auden, Partition

What exactly happened on the midnight of 15th of August, 1947? Well, we know for a fact that we got independence from the British Empire, after a long struggle. Independence from those who had been ruling over us, ruthlessly. India was finally free. A time to celebrate that must have been. As the clock struck 12, Hindustan had become free.

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