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Forgetting Partition: Constitutional Amnesia and Nationalism

Kanika Gauba
Economic & Political Weekly

History’s silence resonates in the textual silence of the Indian Constitution on the immense scale of violence and exodus accompanying the partition of the subcontinent, despite the contemporaneity of partition and constitution writing. Clearly discernible on a closer reading of the Constituent Assembly's debates are implicit influences of partition on key constitutional decisions, such as citizenship, political safeguards for religious minorities and provisions creating a strong central tendency in the union.

The God Who Failed: An Assessment of Jawaharlal Nehru's Leadership

Madhav Godbole
Rupa Publications

The Transfer of Power 1942-7: The Mountbatten Viceroyalty, Princes, Partition, and Independence, 8 July-15 August 1947

Nicholas Mansergh
Stationery Office Books

India Wins Freedom: An Autobiographical Narrative

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Orient Blackswan

Annihilation of Caste with a Reply to Mahatma Gandhi: and Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis, and Development

Baba Saheb Ambedkar
Bheem Patrika