Best Urdu stories on riots and communal unrest

While Urdu literature was evolving from romanticism to realism, the tragedy of Partition took place in India, and things took a turn for the worse. Following the mass exodus, communal riots flared up the streets of either side of the border, resulting in unrest, social inequality, starvation, and countless deaths. This collection is a revisit to such unfortunate events, through some of the most powerful short stories of Urdu, which offer the modern reader a peek into the gruesome bloodshed that stains our past.

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