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Revisiting India's partition : new essays on memory, culture, and politics

by Singh, Amritjit. ( Editor); Iyer, Nalini. ( Editor); Gairola, Rahul K., ( Editor).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Orient BlackSwan 2016Description: xxxv, 363p.ISBN: 9788125064121 (cloth : alkaline paper).Subject(s): Collective memory -- South Asia | Memory -- Social aspects -- South Asia | Memory -- Political aspects -- South Asia | Politics and culture -- South Asia | India -- History -- Partition, 1947 | India -- History -- Partition, 1947 -- Influence | South Asia -- Politics and government | South Asia -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 954.042 R327
Contents:
Section I. Approaches to partition -- Specters of democracy/the gender of specters : cultural memory and the Indian partition / Radhika Mohanram -- Lost homes, shifting borders and the search for belonging / Jasbir Jain -- A will to say or unsay : female silences and discursive interventions in partition narratives / Parvinder Mehta -- Migrations in absentia : multinational digital advertising and manipulation of partition trauma / Rahul. K. Gairola -- Section II. Nations and narrations -- Exorcizing the ghosts of times past : partition memoirs as testimony / Tarun K. Saint -- Difficult choices : work, family, and displaced women in partition writings / Debali Mookerjea-Leonard -- Refugees as Homo sacers : partition and the national imaginary in The hungry tide / Amrita Ghosh -- Section III. Borders and borderlands -- Property, violence and displacement : partition in Sindh / Nandita Bhavnani -- The long shadow of 1947 : partition, violence and displacement in Jammu and Kashmir / Ilyas Chattha -- From frontiers to borders : partition and the production of marginal spaces in north east India / Babyrani Yumnam -- Looking east : melodramatic narrative, ecotheater and the "forgotten long march" in Jangam / Amit R. Baishya -- Section IV. From Pakistan to Bangladesh -- The never-ending partition : Pakistan's self-identification dilemma / Amber Fatima Riaz -- Partition and the Bangladeshi literary response / Kaiser Haq -- Cosmopolitan aesthetics in Shakeel Adil Zada's Baazigar / Masood A. Raja -- The nexus of class, identity and politics in the representational economy of partition : the case of Hasan Azizul Huq / Mohd. Rezaul Haque -- Partition and beyond : Intizar Husain's quest for meaning and vision / Tasneem Shahnaaz and Amritjit Singh -- Section V. Partitions within -- Buckle in the Hindu Belt : contemporary Hindu-Muslim violence and the legacy of partition in Banaras / Jeremy A. Rinker -- Hyderabad, partition, and Hindutva : strategic revisitings in Neelkanth's "Durga" (2005) / Nazia Akhtar -- Partition's others : the view from South India / Nalini Iyer.
Scope and content: "This collection contains nineteen interdisciplinary essays that explore the continuing cultural, political, and social impact of the Partition on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as in the South Asian diaspora. It focuses on neglected areas in the existing scholarship on the subject--themes as well as regions within South Asia--that illustrate Vazira Zamindar's idea of a 'Long Partition'"--Provided by pubolisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section I. Approaches to partition -- Specters of democracy/the gender of specters : cultural memory and the Indian partition / Radhika Mohanram -- Lost homes, shifting borders and the search for belonging / Jasbir Jain -- A will to say or unsay : female silences and discursive interventions in partition narratives / Parvinder Mehta -- Migrations in absentia : multinational digital advertising and manipulation of partition trauma / Rahul. K. Gairola -- Section II. Nations and narrations -- Exorcizing the ghosts of times past : partition memoirs as testimony / Tarun K. Saint -- Difficult choices : work, family, and displaced women in partition writings / Debali Mookerjea-Leonard -- Refugees as Homo sacers : partition and the national imaginary in The hungry tide / Amrita Ghosh -- Section III. Borders and borderlands -- Property, violence and displacement : partition in Sindh / Nandita Bhavnani -- The long shadow of 1947 : partition, violence and displacement in Jammu and Kashmir / Ilyas Chattha -- From frontiers to borders : partition and the production of marginal spaces in north east India / Babyrani Yumnam -- Looking east : melodramatic narrative, ecotheater and the "forgotten long march" in Jangam / Amit R. Baishya -- Section IV. From Pakistan to Bangladesh -- The never-ending partition : Pakistan's self-identification dilemma / Amber Fatima Riaz -- Partition and the Bangladeshi literary response / Kaiser Haq -- Cosmopolitan aesthetics in Shakeel Adil Zada's Baazigar / Masood A. Raja -- The nexus of class, identity and politics in the representational economy of partition : the case of Hasan Azizul Huq / Mohd. Rezaul Haque -- Partition and beyond : Intizar Husain's quest for meaning and vision / Tasneem Shahnaaz and Amritjit Singh -- Section V. Partitions within -- Buckle in the Hindu Belt : contemporary Hindu-Muslim violence and the legacy of partition in Banaras / Jeremy A. Rinker -- Hyderabad, partition, and Hindutva : strategic revisitings in Neelkanth's "Durga" (2005) / Nazia Akhtar -- Partition's others : the view from South India / Nalini Iyer.

"This collection contains nineteen interdisciplinary essays that explore the continuing cultural, political, and social impact of the Partition on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as in the South Asian diaspora. It focuses on neglected areas in the existing scholarship on the subject--themes as well as regions within South Asia--that illustrate Vazira Zamindar's idea of a 'Long Partition'"--Provided by pubolisher.

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