The political leadership of India under Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistan under Mohammed Ali Jinnah emphasized the secular and non-violent foundations of their newly formed sovereign states. Yet almost immediately, riots broke out across the region, and today it has become one of the most violent legacies of the subcontinent. How did the Partition transform two countries with a shared history, geography, and people, into hostile and opposed forces? How can they overcome their differences to solve their greatest problems of border dispute, from terrorism to disaster relief, that dominate both domestic and international politics?
Join Nisid Hajari, Asia Editor at Bloomberg View and Author of Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition, in conversion with a distinguished panel of journalists. This program falls under Meet the Author series, which aims to bring together the freshest perspectives from writers across Asia as they engage in dialogue about their recent publications and the art of writing.BhawanaSomaaya/@bhawanasomaaya