1947 Partition - Group Of Refugees Sitting On Charpoys

F.E. Chaudhrycirca. 1947

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

A refugee camp set up after the 1947 Partition of Indian subcontinent in Pakistani side of Punjab. A group of refugees are sitting on charpoys with their few belongings that they had managed to bring from India. With very few means to set up shelter, any kind of reinforcement was a luxury. Hence the foundations of the ruined structure would have been a great asset and comfort during this challenging phase of their lives.

This image is from the collection of F.E. Chaudhry, the only known local Pakistani photographer who captured the events at the time.

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  • Title: 1947 Partition - Group Of Refugees Sitting On Charpoys
  • Creator: F.E. Chaudhry
  • Date Created: circa. 1947
  • Subject Keywords: 1947 Partition of Indian Subcontinent, Women of Partition, Migration, Refugees, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 by Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). All rights reserved. No part of this image may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including copying, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP). This image was donated by F.E. Chaudhry to CAP.


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