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Witnessing Partition Memory, History, Fiction

By Tarun K. Saint Copyright 2010
    350 Pages
    by Routledge India

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    This book deals with the representation of the Partition of India — the experience of trauma and violence — through fiction, literary motifs and narratives, and shows that in examining the nature of such testimony through history, cultural memory has a significant role to play.

    Introduction 1. Negotiating the Effects of Historical Trauma: Novels of the 1940s and 50s 2. Partition’s Afterlife: Perspectives from the 1960s and 70s 3. Narrativising the ‘Time of Partition’: Writings since 1980 4. Short Stories about the Partition: Towards a Self-Reflexive Mode of Testimony 5. Reinventing Testimonial Fiction in the Wake of the Partition Bibliography Index


    Tarun K Saint teaches English at Hindu College, University of Delhi.  

    "Summing Up: Recommended.  All readers." - P. Venkateswaran, CHOICE (December 2010)