Partition

The Long Shadow

Edited by Urvashi Butalia

Partition

Edited by Urvashi Butalia

Distributed for Zubaan Books

272 pages | 12 halftones | 8 1/2 x 11
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9789383074778 Published August 2015 World sales rights except India
The Partition of British India into the nations of India and Pakistan in 1947 and the further redrawing of the borders in 1971 to create Bangladesh were major, wrenching events whose effects are still felt today in the everyday lives of people in all three nations in fundamental ways—yet these events have never been explored in all their aspects.

This volume gathers essays from scholars in a variety of fields that explore substantial new ground in Partition research, looking into such under-studied areas as art, literature, migration, and, crucially, notions of “foreignness” and “belonging,” among many others. It will be required reading for any scholars of the recent history, politics, and culture of the subcontinent.
Contents
Partition: The Long Shadow: An Introduction
Urvashi Butalia
 
1. Converging Histories and Societal Change: The Case of Ladakh
Siddiq Wahid
 
2. From Conclusions to Beginnings: My Journey with ‘Partition’
Rita Kothari
 
3. A Unique Grace
Kavita Panjabi
 
4. A Good Education
Vishwajyoti Ghosh and Amiya Sen
 
5. Partition and the Politics of Citizenship in Assam
Sanjib Baruah
 
6. Reconstructing Marichjhapi: From Margins and Memories of Migrant Lives
Jhuma Sen
 
7. The People’s Militia: Communists and Kashmiri Nationalism in the 1940s
Andrew Whitehead
 
8. Engaging Traumatic Histories: The 1947 Partition of India in Collective Memory
Sukeshi Kamra
 
9. Revisioning and ‘Restorying’ Partition: Models of Testimony
Tarun K. Saint
 
10. A Long Walk Out from Partition
Prajna Paramita Parasher
 
11. My Religion is Less Violent than Yours: Myth, History, and the Representation of Violence
Jyotirmaya Sharma
 
12. Bad Times and Sad Moods
Alok Sarin, Sarah Ghani and Sanjeev Jain
 
Footnotes
7. The People’s Militia: Communists and Kashmiri Nationalism in the 1940s
Andrew Whitehead
12. Bad Times and Sad Moods
Alok Sarin, Sarah Ghani and Sanjeev Jain
 
Notes on Contributors
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