The Partition of India

The Partition of India

by Ian Talbot, Gurharpal Singh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521856612

ISBN-13: 9780521856614

Pub. Date: 07/23/2009

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 - by two highly regarded scholars in the field - tells the story of Partition through the events that led up to it and the terrors that accompanied it, to migration and resettlement. In a

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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 - by two highly regarded scholars in the field - tells the story of Partition through the events that led up to it and 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 such as Jammu and Kashmir. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521856614
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2009
Series:
New Approaches to Asian History Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1 Understanding the Partition historiography 7

2 The road to 1947 25

3 Violence and the Partition 60

4 Migration and resettlement 90

5 Partition legacies : ethnic and religious nationalism 127

6 An enduring rivalry : India and Pakistan since 1947 154

Conclusion 176

Select bibliography 182

Index 197

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