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Ishtiaq Ahmed
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University; Visiting Professor,
Government College University; Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies,
National University of Singapore

Chaired by
Jennifer Leaning
François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

In this talk, Ahmed will speak about the communal violence experienced during the transfer of power to Indian and Pakistani governments, specifically examining the situation which prevailed in the Punjab. Ahmed will present an analysis based on empirical evidence and a Theory of Ethnic Cleansing to shed light on how and why the Punjab was bloodied (March 1947), partitioned (End of March to 17 August 1947) and cleansed.