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Partition of India

Postcolonial Legacies, 1st Edition

Edited by Amit Ranjan

Routledge India

318 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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The Partition of British India in 1947 set in motion events that have had far-reaching consequences in South Asia – wars, military tensions, secessionist movements and militancy/terrorism. This book looks at key events in 1947 and explores the aftermath of the Partition and its continued impact in the present-day understanding of nationhood and identity. It also examines the diverse and fractured narratives that framed popular memory and understanding of history in the region.

The volume includes discussions on the manner in which regions such as the Punjab, Sindh, Kashmir, Bengal, Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow) and North-East India were influenced. It deals with issues such as communal politics, class conflict, religion, peasant nationalism, decolonization, migration, displacement, riots, the state of refugees, women and minorities, as well as the political relationship between India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Drawing on major flashpoints in contemporary South Asian history along with representations from literature, art and popular culture, this book will interest scholars of modern Indian history, Partition studies, colonial history, postcolonial studies, international relations, politics, sociology, literature and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Lists of Figures and Tables

Contributors

List of Abbreviations

Preface

Introduction

  1. Partition: A Reaction Against ‘Differences’?
  2. Amit Ranjan

    PART I: PARTITION IN THE PROVINCES AND PRINCELY STATES

  3. The 1947 Partition of Punjab
  4. Ishtiaq Ahmed

  5. Peregrination of Sindh’s March towards Pakistan: Communal Politics, Class Conflict and Competing Nationalisms
  6. Farhan Hanif Siddiqi

  7. Peasant Nationalism, Elite Conflict, and the Second Partition of Bengal, 1918-1947
  8. Taj Hashmi

  9. Recovering A Forgotten Partition: Decolonization, Displacement and Memories of Home and Uprooting in Post-colonial Assam
  10. Binayak Dutta

  11. Did India’s Partition Lead to the Segregation of North East India?
  12. Rituparna Bhattacharya

  13. Balochistan under British Rule
  14. Nizam Rahim Baloch

    PART II: MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT

  15. Unwanted Refugees: Sindhi Hindus in India and Muhajirs in Sindh
  16. Nandita Bhavnani

  17. 1950 Riots and Fractured Social Spaces: Minority Displacement and Dispossession in Calcutta and its Neighbouring Areas
  18. Subhasri Ghosh

    PART III: PERSONAL HISTORY, INTERPRETATION AND (RE) PRESENTATION

  19. Kashmir as Partition’s ‘Unfinished Business’
  20. Farooq Sulheria

  21. Lucknow: A Personal History
  22. Mehru Jaffer

  23. Bacha Khan: The Legacy of Hope and Perseverance
  24. Altaf Khan

  25. Whose History of Partition:Tamil Cinema and the Negotiation of National Identity Kalathmika Natarajan
  26. Re(presenting) the Image of Refugee Woman in Bengal’s Partition Narratives
  27. Roshni Sharma

    PART IV: RELATIONSHIPS: INDIA-PAKISTAN-BANGLADESH

  28. Seventy Years of India-Pakistan Relations
  29. Sajad Padder

  30. India, Bangladesh and International Crime Tribunal
  31. Punam Pandey

  32. Bangladesh-Pakistan Ties: Future Prospects of a Troubled Relationship

Pallavi Deka

Index

About the Editor

Amit Ranjan is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asia Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POL047000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Imperialism
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General