Indian Partition

Indian Partition

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  • Kazi Shamsuzzaman was born in Jadavpur, British India
  • A traumatic riot broke out in Howrah in 1946 called the Direct Action Day, and eight people died.
  • They lost everything. The house was looted and burnt to ashes. The women fled with only their jewelry on them. 
  • They came to Dhaka penniless in 1947. They were often called “ghoti” and discriminated as refugees in Dhaka.
  • Mr. Shamsuzzaman completed his education there and worked as an Insurance Agent.
  • Later, he went back to Howrah to see his birthplace. The house they owned is now owned by someone else.
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