×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Freedom, Trauma, Continuities: Northern India and Independence / Edition 1
     

Freedom, Trauma, Continuities: Northern India and Independence / Edition 1

by D A Low, Howard V Brasted, D. A. Low
 

ISBN-10: 0761992251

ISBN-13: 9780761992257

Pub. Date: 09/22/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

An Alta Mira Press Book
While the momentous acheivement of Indian independence and the simultaneous partitioning of the subcontinent in 1947 have primarily been studied from political perspectives, this path-breaking volume explores neglected aspects of these tremendous upheavals. Freedom, Trauma, Communities concentrates on popular perceptions and subjective,

Overview

An Alta Mira Press Book
While the momentous acheivement of Indian independence and the simultaneous partitioning of the subcontinent in 1947 have primarily been studied from political perspectives, this path-breaking volume explores neglected aspects of these tremendous upheavals. Freedom, Trauma, Communities concentrates on popular perceptions and subjective, psycholocial experiences that offer new perspectives on those critical events in Indian society.
The first three contributors consider various aspects of the appalling massacres which accompanied Partition and Independence. The next three essays discuss the ensuing mass migrations; efforts to resettle the refugees in the Punjab, Bengal, and Sind; and lingering memories of homes abandoned. The subsequent essay considers the integration of the Princely States into the Indian Union. Final contributions document the many continuities which, paradoxically, accompanied such great upheaval.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761992257
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/22/1998
Series:
Studies on Contemporary South Asia Series , #2
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Digging Deeper - D A Low
Northern India in the 1940s
'August Anarchy' - Swarna Aiyar
The Partition Massacres in Punjab, 1947
Literature and the Human Drama of the 1947 Partition - Ian Talbot
'The Chief Sufferers' - Andrew J Major
Abduction of Women during the Partition of the Punjab
From Displacement to 'Development' - Gyanesh Kudaisya
East Punjab Countryside after Partition, 1947-67
Partition, Migration and Refugees - Sarah Ansari
Responses to the Arrival of Muhajirs in Sind during 1947-48
Divided Landscapes, Fragmented Identities - Gyanesh Kudaisya
East Bengal Refugees and Their Rehabilitation in India, 1947-79
Remembered Villages - Dipesh Chakrabarty
Representations of Hindu-Bengali Memories in the Aftermath of the Partition
The Integration of the Princely States - Ian Copland
A 'Bloodless Revolution'?
Bihar in the 1940s - Vinita Damodaran
Communities, Riots and the State
Punjab and the Making of Pakistan - Tan Tai Yong
The Roots of a Civil-Military State
G D Birla, Big Business and India's Partition - Medha Malik Kudaisya

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews