Partitions and the exiles that result from them have played a large role in the political landscape of new states in the post-colonial world, with South Asia taking the lead.1 The effects were grave and lasting in many ways. Politically it was the split of land and the coming into birth of two self-governing states, but psychologically its repercussions were deep and intense. Its carriers were hit hard in a socio-economic context as well. With the subcontinent partitioned, India and Pakistan emerged shattered but free and sovereign.2 Its inhabitants changed nationalities: many turned into migrants then refugees and finally citizens of new countries. In the process much that was dear and original was lost to the ‘enemy land’ or the ‘opposite side’.