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A book about how migrants pay the price when a country is split up

For her novel ‘The Descendants’ (originally written in Bengali as 'Uttorsuri 'and translated to English by Amitava Chatterjee), Pratima Dhar delved into her own experience of  migrating from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) as a kid during the partition of India, and the travails of such families while settling in a new land.