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Subcontinental Partition

The division of British India into two nations in 1947 sparked bloody ethnic battles that killed at least half a million people and displaced an estimated 14 million. Only recently have Indians publicly recalled individual stories of those days.

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India's Survivors of Partition Begin to Break Long Silence
Article | NEW DELHI -- Every year in March, Bir Bahadur Singh goes to the local Sikh shrine and narrates the grim events of the long night six decades ago when 26 women in his family offered their necks to the sword for the sake of honor.

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