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Ep. 69 | The Partition of India

For July, Kendra and Sumaiyya talk about about this month’s theme, the partition of India. You can find the complete show notes, including a PDF of the transcript, over on our website.

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Books MentionedAn Unrestored Woman by Shobha RaoIce Candy Man (Cracking India in the US) by Bapsi SidhwaThe Night Diary by Veera HiranandaniThe Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

Guest PicksChachaji’s Cup by Uma Krishnaswami, Illustrated by Soumya SitaramanThe Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan by Yasmin Khan

Currently ReadingTo Keep the Sun Alive by Rabeah GhaffariAsk Me About My Uterus by Abby Norman

Veera Hiranandani: Website | Twitter | Educator’s Guide for The Night Diary

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