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January, 1993
Mrinal Sen

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.

Women's Courtyard

Khadija Mastur
Daisy Rockwell (trans.)
Penguin India

Love Partitioned: A Historical Novel

Manjula Waldron
Independently Published

The Cinema Of Partition

Shoma A. Chatterjee
The Citizen

Ritwik Ghatak: Five Plays

Ritwik Ghatak
Niyogi Books Private Limited

Rows and Rows of Fences: Ritwik Ghatak on Cinema

Ritwik Ghatak
Seagull Books Pvt.Ltd

The Violence of Memory: Renarrating Partition Violence in Shauna Singh Baldwin's What the Body Remembers

Deepti Misri
Meridians, Duke University Press

This article explores how Shauna Singh Baldwin's novel What the Body Remembers builds on Partition feminist historiography in order to exhume and retell the story of family violence against women during India's Partition, intended to “save their honor” from rioting mobs. While feminist historiographies have restored Partition survivors' memories of violence to the historical archive, Baldwin's novel explicitly foregrounds the role of gendered bodies in and as the archive of communal memories of violence.

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

Jasbir Jain
Economic and Political Weekly

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.