Taking Partition stories online
A website called the 1947 Partition Archive compiles personal accounts
Ajit Cour lived in a small lane in Lahore. In 1947, when the riots began, she watched as houses in her neighbourhood were set on fire. One night, her parents escaped with her to Shimla, but they had to leave her grandparents behind. They thought the riots would last a week, and anyway old people were being left alone, and then the family would go back home.