Did the Muslims of India subscribe to this theory? And did Jinnah’s Muslim League actually represents the bulk of Muslims of India, cutting across all socio-economic strata? The Muslim League was in effect an elitist party consisting of rich gentry and landowners. They did not represent the peasant and the working class and did not entertain women in their apex body.
The Partition haunted Ritwik Ghatak all his life as did the subject of refugees. He identified himself with the pain and anguish of refugees who lost their entity and had to readjust in the alien environment. In his book, Cinema and I, Ghatak had said: “Cinema, to me, is a means of expressing my anger at the sorrows and sufferings of my people”