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Partition Prolonging Along the Bengal Borderlands

Abstract: The essay is about the prolonged aftermath of Partition. It will help one to see that far from being an event of the past, Partition is a living process in the present, replete with all its historical baggage. This article will engage with the complex relationships of the post-Partition states, the border, and borderlanders. Contrary to the metaphor of surgery, the hasty-border making has become a chronic wound, dispersing venomous pain, and infections. The case of Felani Khatun is probably one of the most telling examples of this. It also challenges the researchers’ gaze toward the borderlanders upholding the myth of the ‘subversive.’

Sayeed Ferdous
Partition Studies Quarterly