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The Partition of India
     

The Partition of India

by Ian Talbot, Gurharpal Singh
 

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ISBN-10: 0521672562

ISBN-13: 9780521672566

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The British divided and quit India in 1947. The partition of India and the creation of Pakistan uprooted entire communities and left unspeakable violence in its trail. This volume tells the story of partition through the events that led up to it, the terrors that accompanied it, to migration and resettlement. In a new shift in the understanding of this seminal

Overview

The British divided and quit India in 1947. The partition of India and the creation of Pakistan uprooted entire communities and left unspeakable violence in its trail. This volume tells the story of partition through the events that led up to it, the terrors that accompanied it, to migration and resettlement. In a new shift in the understanding of this seminal moment, the book also explores the legacies of partition which continue to resonate today in the fractured lives of individuals and communities, and more broadly in the relationship between India and Pakistan and the ongoing conflict over contested sites. In conclusion, the book reflects on the general implications of partition as a political solution to ethnic and religious conflict. The book, which is accompanied by photographs, maps and a chronology of major events, is intended for students as a portal into the history and politics of the Asian region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521672566
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
New Approaches to Asian History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,341,647
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the partition historiography; 2. The road to 1947; 3. Violence and partition; 4. Migration and resettlement; 5. Partition legacies: ethnic and religious nationalism; 6. An enduring rivalry: India and Pakistan since 1947.

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