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Partition

Why the Partition of India and Pakistan still casts a long shadow over the region

Author(s): 
Erin Blakemore
Publisher/Sponsor: 
National Geographic
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/partition-of-india-and-pakistan-history-legacy

The end of British colonial rule birthed two sovereign nations—but hastily drawn borders caused simmering tensions to boil over. 75 years later, memories of Partition still haunt survivors.

Curating the Partition: dissonant heritage and Indian nation building

Author(s): 
Ted Svensson
Publisher/Sponsor: 
International Journal of Heritage Studies
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The article analyses recent public initiatives to memorialise the establishment of India and Pakistan as postcolonial states in terms of violent partitioning rather than as a successful act of independence from British imperialism. The twin focal points of the article are the Partition Museum in Amritsar and the online 1947 Partition Archive.

Communities and identities in the afterlife of partition of India the interface between immigrants and host society in North Bengal 1947_1971

Author(s): 
Prajna Paromita Podder
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Jadavpur University
http://hdl.handle.net/10603/359594

"In recent years the theme of the long afterlife of the Partition of India has emerged as a major preoccupation in Partition Studies in South Asia. Drawing upon this burgeoning field of scholarship, the present thesis is an attempt to study this long afterlife in a specific geographical context and its specifics. But, more significantly, the thesis is an attempt to suggest that it is the very dynamic of post-Partition displacement and relocation that determines why the afterlife cannot but be long.

Sky In My Heart: A Partition Story of Sindh

Nandlal Parasramani
Maple Press
2021

Under the Jeweled Sky

Alison McQueen
Sourcebooks Landmark
2014

The Powerful Ephemeral : Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Carla Bellamy
University of California Press
2011

The Historiography of India's Partition: Between Civilization and Modernity

Author(s): 
David Gilmartin
Publisher/Sponsor: 
The Journal of Asian Studies
https://www.jstor.org/stable/43553642

The Economic Consequences of Partition: India and Pakistan

Author(s): 
Wayne Wilcox
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Journal of International Affairs
https://www.jstor.org/stable/24363272

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