In the lure of the golden future promised by the Independence, the public may have settled for a sip of the poison that was Partition, but the question of whether the partition was absolutely necessary, still remains unanswered. After all what were the pressing reasons that forcibly ripped the country into two halves? The segregationist policies of the Muslim League? The lack of common ground and determination among the Indian masses? The irresponsibility of the Congress? Or Gandhiji's principles of non-violence? Who was responsible? Why couldn't the Hindus and Muslims bear to live together? What were the leaders of the country occupied with? What was their role? Where were they in the midst of such division? The celebrated writer, Priyamvad, has made an attempt to find the answers to all these questions and many more.