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Noted UK-based artist Balraj Khanna pens book on Partition

Balraj Khanna still remembers the events of Partition

By: Sarwar Alam

Celebrated UK-based painter-author Balraj Khanna was seven at the time of Partition and the traumatic event had such a deep impact on him that he said to himself then he would write a book about it one day. And nearly 70 summers later, Khanna has come out with Line of Blood, which poignantly captures the pangs of the subcontinent’s vivisection. Published by Palimpsest, the book is an evocation of the trauma and tension in the bordering areas of Punjab in the months before Partition in 1947 with dark and demonic passions pitted against the values of sanity and tolerance. Khanna…

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