1947 Partition - Refugees Carrying A Dead Body

F.E. Chaudhry1947

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan

Refugees after the 1947 Partition of Indian subcontinent. This image shows an improvised manual ambulance system carrying a dead body. When the refugees passed away they were carried to a certain area and buried there.

Here the deceased is wrapped in bedding and laid on an inverted charpoy which is suspended from logs. Four men are carrying these logs on their shoulders.

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

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  • Title: 1947 Partition - Refugees Carrying A Dead Body
  • Creator: F.E. Chaudhry
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Subject Keywords: 1947 Partition of Indian Subcontinent, 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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