Bengal Divided: Hindu Communalism and Partition, 1932-1947

Bengal Divided: Hindu Communalism and Partition, 1932-1947

by Joya Chatterji
     
 

In an original and compelling account of the political and social processes that led to the demand for Partition in Bengal, the author traces the rise of Hindu communalism and shows how a large and powerful section of Hindu society in Bengal insisted that their province be divided so as to create a separate Hindu homeland. The picture that emerges is one of a… See more details below

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In an original and compelling account of the political and social processes that led to the demand for Partition in Bengal, the author traces the rise of Hindu communalism and shows how a large and powerful section of Hindu society in Bengal insisted that their province be divided so as to create a separate Hindu homeland. The picture that emerges is one of a stratified and fragmented society moving away from the mainstream of Indian nationalism, and increasingly preoccupied with narrower and more parochial concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521523288
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/06/2002
Series:
Cambridge South Asian Studies Series, #57
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
List of tables
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Glossary
Introduction1
1Bengal politics and the Communal Award18
2The emergence of the mofussil in Bengal politics55
3The reorientation of the Bengal Congress, 1937-45103
4The construction of bhadralok communal identity: culture and communalism in Bengal150
5Hindu unity and Muslim tyranny: aspects of Hindu bhadralok politics, 1936-47191
6The second partition of Bengal, 1945-47266
Conclusion220
Appendix266
Bibliography275
Index293

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