1947 A Memoir of Indian Independence

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Zahir describes the ancient, multicultural society he lived in, and its sudden and complete destruction in when India achieved its independence. India's independence from the British Raj was accompanied by the division of the country into India and Pakistan, a divide which resulted in unspeakable violence with the death of close to two million people. Caught on the wrong side of the dividing line between India and Pakistan, Zahir's family tried to leave by train to Pakistan. The train was ambushed and almost all the Muslims men were killed on the spot and women abducted.

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Miraculously, a young Hindu put his own life in danger to save most of Zahir's family. In this meticulously- remembered memoir, Zahir describes the events leading to Indian Independence, the catastrophic train journey, and his life in the new country of Pakistan.

Zahir, was then ten-year- old. His father was a doctor in a small town in Punjab which was the epicenter of the religious violence.

A Memoir Of Indian Independence by M. Zahir

Caught India gained independence from the British Raj in but the country had to be divided into India and Pakistan, a divide which resulted in unspeakable violence with the death of close to two million people. Caught on the wrong side of the dividing line between India and Pakistan, Zahir's family tried to leave by train for Pakistan. The train was ambushed and almost all the Muslims were killed on the spot.

Miraculously, a young Zahir, a Rhodes Scholar and now a retired doctor living in Canada, remembers the hair-raising events which happened over sixty years ago. This is not a work of fiction but an absolutely true story of man's inhumanity to man on a scale "which will harrow thy soul and freeze thy blood. Get A Copy.

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