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Problem of displaced persons their rehabilitation and its socio economic impact a case study of Faridabad 1947 to 1967

Rakesh Kumar
Maharshi Dayanand University

"Partition of India was one of the most traumatic events of history. Millions were uprooted from their roots and migrated as a consequence. This partition was a result of the 'Divide and Rule' policy followed by the British and taken up by the Muslims fundamentalists. The division was not based on a clear - cut acceptance of geographical boundaries by India and Pakistan. When the final Radcliffe Award was announced, it failed to satisfy the aspirations of the people.

From Dandakaranya to Marichjhapi: rehabilitation, representation and the partition of Bengal (1947)

Debjani Sengupta
Taylor & Francis Online

The Partition of India (1947) is commonly understood as a violent territorial and political separation of peoples, their forced evictions and migration as well as communal upheavals. But India's Partition can be seen as something more than separation of communities and the creation of distinct national identities. This paper suggests that refugee rehabilitation, one of the important processes of the post-Partition years, formed the rubric through which we remember 1947.

Millions on the Move: The Aftermath of Partition

India (Dominion). Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting