WHY – There are many theories about Partition: relating to the fundamental questions of ‘Why?’ ‘Who?’ and ‘When?”. Official histories of Pakistan subscribe to the ‘two nations’ theory and argue that the Pakistani nation was the inevitable crystallization of the desire of the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent to remain a distinctive community, separate from the Hindu population around them. A characteristic and particularly passionate articulation of this theory is to be found in Aitzaz Ahsan’s The Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan. According…Continue Reading “THEORIES OF PARTITION”