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Gendering Oral History of Partition: Interrogating Patriarchy

Author(s): 
Anjali Bhardwaj Datta
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Economic and Political Weekly
www.jstor.org/stable/4418296

Women's lives in the Punjab, hitherto regulated by strictly set patriarchal norms, saw unexpected and almost drastic change as Partition set in. The motif of Partition has centred on the humiliation and trauma that women encountered and witnessed. While it is true that women were, in countless instances, Partition's ubiquitous victims, in very many ways the chaos and temporality of the post-Partition period allowed several of them to redefine themselves anew.

A Fighting Retreat: The British Empire, 1947-1997

Robin Neillands
Hodder & Stoughton
1996

‘A certain terror’: corporeality and religion in narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan partition

Anindya Raychaudhuri
Oral History Forum d'historie Oral
2017

Of the Uprooted & the Forgotten

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay
The Statesman
2019

When Partition survivors visited home, across Radcliffe Line

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay
DailyO
2020

Two Unheard Partition Narratives That Underscore the Importance of Oral History Projects

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay
Live Wire
2021

Who is a Refugee? Understanding the Figure of the Refugee against the Backdrop of the Bengal Partition (1947-1970)

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
2021

Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest

Amy Bhatt
Nalini Iyer
Deepa Banerjee (Foreword, Introduction)
University of Washington Press
2013

"India: a people partitioned" (BBC Radio Documentaries)

Author(s): 
Andrew Whitehead
www.andrewwhitehead.net/india-a-people-partitioned.html

From Website: " In 1997, after four years as a BBC correspondent based in Delhi, I had the enviable opportunity of making a radio series for the BBC World Service to mark the fiftieth anniversary of India's and Pakistan's independence. India: a people partitioned sought to be a social history of Partition: not about the high politics of independence, nor about the British Raj and those who upheld it, but about the lived experience of the millions who were caught up in the Partition whirlwind.

A Mission in Kashmir

Andrew Whitehead
Penguin Group USA
2008

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