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Remembering Sylhet: A Forgotten Story of India's 1947 Partition

Anindita Dasgupta
Economic & Political Weekly

Studies of India's Partition have been focused on the cases of Punjab and Bengal, but very few have been based on the site of partition in colonial Assam, "Sylhet". Urgent attention is required to record the historiography of partition in Sylhet as many of those who had experienced the phase of partition are more than 80 years old now.

Bengali Communities in Colonial Assam

Sanghamitra Misra
Asian History

Event, Memory and Lore: Anecdotal History of Partition in Assam

Binayak Dutta
The NEHU Journal, Vol XII, No. 2

"Political history of Partition of India in 1947 is well-documented by historians. However, the grass root politics and and the ‘victimhood’ of a number of communities affected by the Partition are still not fully explored. The scholarly moves to write alternative History based on individual memory and family experience, aided by the technological revolution have opened up multiple narratives of the partition of Assam and its aftermath.

Politics of Subversion: The Untold Story of Sylhet

Sujit K. Ghosh
B.R. Publishing Company