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Daughters of Mother India in Search of a Nation: Women's Narratives about the Nation

Author(s): 
Jasbir Jain
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Economic and Political Weekly
www.jstor.org/stable/4418143

The image of "Mother India" has often been used to represent the nation, but within this image the relationship of women to the nation does not find a place. The question of where a woman belongs is one that has many answers but these are hardly ever related to nationhood. This article looks at how nation and nationhood have been defined in women's writings in India. It attempts to explore this through two main themes: first, narratives of partition, specifically those written by women across the border and second, the dominant perceptions reflected in women's writings.

Partition, Pakistan, and South Asian History: In Search of a Narrative

Author(s): 
David Gilmartin
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Cambridge University Press
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-asian-studies/article/partition-pakistan-and-south-asian-history-in-search-of-a-narrative/EE2EAB056E8FC287709029505D032B5C

"Few events have been more important to the history of modern South Asia than the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947. The coming of partition has cast a powerful shadow on historical reconstructions of the decades before 1947, while the ramifications of partition have continued to leave their mark on subcontinental politics fifty years after the event.

No Woman's Land: Women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Write on the Partition India

Ritu Menon
Women Unlimited
2004

Packaging Freedom: Feminism and Popular Culture

Ipshita Chanda
Stree
2003

Speaking Havoc: Social Suffering and South Asian Narratives

Ramu Nagappan
Literary Conjunctions
2007

All Passion Spent

Zaheda Hina
Zubaan
2011