Inherited Memories

The Third Generation Remembers Partition in Bengal

Edited by Zubaan

Inherited Memories

Edited by Zubaan

Distributed for Zubaan Books

The authors are all 2nd and 3rd generation descendants of Partition refugee families, now living in West Bengal and Bangladesh. None are previously published writers.  
 
Ashraful Haq Babu
Syeda Farhana Reza
Kazi Zahanara Islam
Khaled Hussain
Susmita Hossain Natasha
Dolly Akhter
M.D. Khurshid Alam
M Haque
Mahajabin Khan
Tunazzina Sharin
Shan Bhattacharya
Pintu Das
Rajlakshmi
Utpal Basak
Saswati Roychoudhury
Somnath Rudrapal
Sraboni Ghosh
Anusree Biswas
Sanchita Bhattacharya
Sukanta Biswas
 
200 pages | 25 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9789385932250 Will Publish January 2018 World sales rights except India
Seventy years after the violence and trauma of Partition, the living memories of that time are beginning to disappear as the men and women who lived through it are reaching the end of their lives. Many survivors have not wanted to speak, preferring to put aside the memories of trauma and violence; others have spoken, but often into a void, as their children, busy with their own lives, have preferred not to listen. Sometimes, survivors have found it difficult, almost impossible to speak, for there are often no words to describe that which is so unspeakable.

The result of a memory project, this book turns its attention to the impact of the Partition of India in Bengal. In a set of moving and revealing dialogues, it brings together different generations who together unravel long buried memories and crucial, often heart-wrenching stories of a traumatic moment in the history of India.
 
 
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