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Devika Chawla

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823256433

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.001.0001

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A Story Travels

A Story Travels

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Home, Uprooted

Devika Chawla

Fordham University Press

This chapter describes how Labbi Devi and his family were attacked while traveling from Pakistan to India, a month after the Partition of India. In September 1947, Devi’s family together with seventeen family members were traveling on a train headed to Amritsar. A group of Muslim mobs attacked their train demanding some gold. When they could not find anything, they massacred eight of the adult family members. Devi’s family escaped by jumping off the train, leaving them injured on the rail tracks. Most of the family members were injured or murdered; only eight adults survived to reach Amritsar on the Indian side of the border.

Keywords:   Labbi Devi, Amritsar, Partition of India, Muslims

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