Partition: the price of freedom and the price paid by women

August 14, 2011
Bina D'Costa
Partition: the price of freedom and the price paid by women

The dawn of freedom from colonial rule in the subcontinent has forever been marked by the agony of Partition. The bloodshed, sweat of terror and the tears of helplessness made the Partition of India and the creation of Pakistan simultaneously the most signifying and the most traumatic moment in South Asia’s history.
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1971: Rape and its consequences

December 15, 2010
Bina D'Costa
1971: Rape and its consequences

How an Australian doctor tried to help rape victims of Bangladesh “I was trying to save of what have survived of the children born during the time that the West Pakistani army had Bengali women incarcerated in their commissariats.”– Dr. Geoffrey Davis
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