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Author: Amit Majmudar

Publisher: Metropolitan Books,  Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9395-7

With Partitions, Amit Majmudar revisits terrain well mapped by authors like Sadat Hasan Manto, Bhisham Saini and Khushwant Singh – the geopolitical division that carved  the Muslim  state of Pakistan out of India in 1947, and uprooted millions of people from their homes on both sides of this freshly drawn border.   Evoking some of the most horrific images from that time – communal riots that turned neighbours on each other, trains brimming with slaughtered passengers , innocents  burnt alive, women abducted, mutilated  and raped – Partitions is at once disturbing and compelling as it charts the flight of four different characters towards safety, while communal violence erupts around them.