9780198081777

Partitioned Lives Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198081777

  • ISBN10:

    0198081774

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/15/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

The processes of establishing new national orders in the aftermath of the Partition entailed that minorities-Hindus in Pakistan and Muslims in India-had to re-negotiate their identities as rightful citizens. This book focuses on the partition of Bengal, its effects on minorities, and the subsequent reordering of national identities in India and East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh). Divided in three thematic sections, it examines issues of territoriality, identity, migration, and citizenship.This volume joins new scholarship on the Partition, which sees it as a process rather than a single event. It provides a cross border analysis of how India and East Pakistan engaged with their post-Partition predicaments and how ordinary people on both sides reacted, adopted, and negotiated. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of modern Indian history, sociology, and the interested general reader.

Author Biography


Haimanti Roy is a historian of South Asia. She has taught at University of Cincinnati and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Note on Terminology

List of Abbreviations

Introduction: Partitioned Histories, Divided Identities

Part I. Territories:
1. Drafting a New Nation
2. Limits of the Nation

Part II. Citizens:
3. Home and Hearth
4. Citizens of the Nation

Part III. Identities:
5. The Routine of Violence
6. Refugees and the Indian State

'Epilogue: Memories and Realities

Bibliography

Index
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Note on Terminology
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Partitioned Histories, Divided Identities
Part I. Territories:
1. Drafting a New Nation
2. Limits of the Nation
Part II. Citizens:
3. Home and Hearth
4. Citizens of the Nation
Part III. Identities:
5. The Routine of Violence
6. Refugees and the Indian State
Epilogue:
After Midnight
Bibliography
Index

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