‘Vultures of Calcutta’: The Gruesome Aftermath of India’s 1946 Hindu-Muslim Riots

"Carrion birds feast on victims of bloody religious riot in India." (Calcutta, 1946)
Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

One the 20th century's most horrifying religious riots took place over several days in August 1946 -- in British-ruled India -- when Hindus and Muslims attacked one another with a ferocity that remains shocking even today. Read More

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