Bengal's Hindu Holocaust : The Partition of India & Its Aftermath
Bengal's Hindu Holocaust: India's Partition and its Aftermath by Sachi G Dastidar is a book that rakes up a topic, which has virtually been a taboo--the issue of vanishing Hindus from Bangladesh and their current situation in India's West Bengal and surrounding regions.
In a matter of only a few decades, more than three million Hindus died and nearly 49 million went "missing". Their families face persecution on a daily basis in Bangladesh, while there are other issues like demographic change in West Bengal, parts of Assam and other North-Eastern states. Men are harassed and killed, their property is confiscated, thanks to Enemy Property Act, and women are kidnapped/ raped leaving the hapless Hindu community ask the question: "Aamago lokera jai koi (Where do my people go)?". The research for this was painstaking and painful for the author, as the authorities remained in near complete denial that a systematic persecution of the Hindu community was and remains, virtually, a daily affair.