With the demarcation of boundaries, to those uprooted, the geographical space became a part of memory overnight. Partition is therefore a nodal point underlining a massive shift in conceptualizing ‘the self’ and ‘the collectivity’ in relation to the politically demarcated boundaries. How does one capture the ‘shift’, which was partly obvious given the changed complexion of the idea of nation that began transforming to advance a political goal ever since the articulation of Hindu–Muslim differences? Here, the creative writings of this phase are most crucial to capture and meaningfully explain the multifaceted voice of the people.