This issue is dedicated to India and Pakistan; to a peace process that should have begun long ago. Just a border away, we know little about the other nation beyond the obvious cliche-ridden assumptions. Partition has created not just a geographical divide but a formidable chasm in the emotional psyche of both people. Outside knee-jerk reaction to the violence of Partition, have we questioned the events that led to it? And must a fiftythree-year old nightmare be sustained? Do we allow the wound to fester? Must we not start a healing process?...

Bina Sarkar Ellias

Issue 7 - India & Pakistan (Vol. 3 No. 2 - 2000)