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Borders and Boundaries: How Women Experienced the Partition of India / Edition 1

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Overview

In 1947 India was simultaneously freed--and divided. The departure of the British was accompanied by a bloody partition in which one million people perished and over ten million were displaced.

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Editorial Reviews

Janet A. Contursi
...Succeeds both as a history of women in Partition and as a model for research on women's history....The book's style makes it accessible to a wide audience, and its subject is timely and cross-culturally relevant.
The Women's Review of Books
Janet A. Contursi
...[S]ucceeds both as a history of women in Partition and as a model for research on women's history....The book's style makes it accessible to a wide audience, and its subject is timely and cross-culturally relevant.
The Women's Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813525525
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,211,145
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Speaking for Themselves: Partition History, Women's Histories 1
Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women 31
Borders and Bodies: Recovering Women in the Interest of the Nation 65
A Community of Widows: Missing Citizens 131
Picking up the Pieces: Women Rehabilitate Women 167
Learning to Survive: Two Lives, Two Destinies 203
Belonging: Women and Their Nations 227
Appendix I 261
Appendix 11 264
Index 268
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