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Anxiety of Being: Remembering the Fears in Anita Rau Badami's Can You Hear the Night Bird Call

Dr. Ajay Saheb Rao Deshmukh
Dr. Suhel Samad Shaikh
Science, Technology and Development, 2022

"Abstract: Fear is one of the primary emotions and state of psychological being which affects the physical existence of human being. Literature dealing with holocaust, partition or physical violence also highlights the dimension of fear. Victims are always under the siege of psychological trauma that devastates their human existence.

Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan: Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962

Elisabetta Lob

Historic Trauma and the Politics of the Present in India

Pradip Datta
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: India has had a very different history of violence and conflict from South Africa's, yet each democracy has had to face questions of how to deal with memories of past suffering, which bear directly on the quality of political life in the present. In India, the dream of national independence in 1947 rapidly changed into a nightmare of religious and ethnic violence. Britain's empire in the sub-continent was divided into two countries, Muslim-based Pakistan and constitutionally secular India, amid horrific massacres of Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs.

The Persistence of Partitions: A Study of the Sindhi Hindus in India

Rita Kothari
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: This essay is based on my engagement with the Sindhi-speaking Hindu minority of Sindh that migrated to India in and around 1947, when the province of Sindh became a part of Pakistan. It privileges therefore a specific religious group and its response and negotiation to a specific moment. My current research on Sindhi-speaking Muslims along the border interrogates the classification of ‘Sindhis’ as a spatially fixed identity, and revisits the state-endorsed premises of irrevocability and border-formation.

Memories of the 1947 Bengal Partition and Its Aftermath: Tanvir Mokammel’s Seemantorekha

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay

The Moon from Dehradun: A Story of Partition

Shirin Shamsi,
Tarun Lak
Atheneum Children's Books

The Unfinished Agenda: Nation Building in South Asia

Mushirul Hasan
Nariaki Nakazato
Manohar Publishers & Distributors

A Forgotten Legend: Balbir Singh Sr., Triple Olympic Gold & Modi's New India

Patrick Blennerhassett
Now or Never Publishing

Partitioning Bodies: Literature, Abduction and the State

Bede Scott
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: During the 1947 Partition of India, an estimated 75,000 to 100,000 women were abducted by members of other religious communities – to be raped and murdered, sold into prostitution, or forced into marriage. In response to this crisis, the governments of India and Pakistan initiated a bilateral recovery programme whose objective it was to return ‘abducted persons’ to their natal or conjugal families. Over the last decade or so, however, criticism of this programme has become increasingly vociferous.

Bhanga Bangla O Bangla Sahitya

Asrukumar Sikdar
Dey's Publishing