1947 Partition - Refugees Amidst Debris, Punjab, Pakistan

F.E. Chaudhrycirca. 1947

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

A group of refugees amongst a large pile of bricks and rubble. It appears that these people are sitting among the ruins of an older structure. It is unclear what that could have been. They could have been houses vacated recently by their inhabitants or an historic site. The refugees are looking for useful materials among the rubble to aid them during their stay at their makeshift camps.

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 - Refugees Amidst Debris, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Creator: F.E. Chaudhry
  • Date Created: circa. 1947
  • Subject Keywords: 1947 Partition of Indian Subcontinent, Migration, Refugee Camp, 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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