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

Hardcover | September 15, 2012

byHaimanti Roy

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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 thesubsequent 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 thana 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.

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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 thesubsequent reordering of national identities ...

Haimanti Roy is Assistant Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198081774

ISBN - 13:9780198081777

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List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsNote on TerminologyList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Partitioned Histories, Divided IdentitiesPart I. Territories1. Drafting a New Nation2. Limits of the NationPart II. Citizens3. Home and Hearth4. Citizens of the NationPart III. Identities5. The Routine of Violence6. Refugees and the Indian StateEpilogueAfter MidnightBibliographyIndex