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The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent (1947) and Beyond
Uneasy Borders

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ISBN 9781032298061
March 24, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
220 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book is a comprehensive study of border-related issues arising from the 1947 Partition of India. It looks at various cases of border disputes and affrays such as disputes related to the incorporation of princely states like Kashmir and Jaunpur, the agitation for the creation of new political entities, post-partition reconstruction of Punjab and old pre-partition Punjabi leaders losing their relevance, the Kamtapuri movement, Khasi and Mizo and Chin dissatisfactions, as well as the secession of East Pakistan in 1971.


An important contribution to the study of borders, the volume will be useful for students and researchers of modern Indian history, colonial India, Partition studies, borderland studies, refugee studies, minority studies, political science, film studies, postcolonial studies, and South Asian studies.

Table of Contents

List of contributors




1.      Lyrics of Loss and Laments: Anecdotal History of Assam Partition and its afterlife

Binayak Dutta         


2.      ‘Cartography of Self-assertion’: Superimposed boundary and local response in the India Myanmar Borderlands

Pum Khan Pau           


3.      Off shoots of Partition: The Rise of Adverse Possessions in India                          

Sajal Nag                    


4.      The Partition of Bengal and Struggle for Existence of the Host Society: The Case of the Rajbanshis of North Bengal 

 Rup Kumar Barman       


5.      The Invasion of Kashmir: An Aberration in the Legacy of Harmony and Co-existence    

Raghuvendra Tanwar      


6.      Matdaan: An Anecdotal History of the Junagadh Referendum in times of Subcontinental Partitions  

Nandini Bhattacharya          


7.      Muslms Against Partition: A Case Study of Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew

Amandeep Bal                       


8.      Economic Consequences of the Partition: The Greater Punjab Region

Sukhdev Singh Sohal                   


9.      Redoing the Partition: The Bangladesh Liberation War and the People of Two Bengals 

Anuradha Ray 



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Chhanda Chatterjee, Professor of History, Visva Bharati University, India.