Remembering Partition: Violence, Nationalism and History in India / Edition 1

Remembering Partition: Violence, Nationalism and History in India / Edition 1

by Gyanendra Pandey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521002508

ISBN-13: 9780521002509

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Gyan Pandey's latest book is a compelling examination of the violence that marked the partition of India in 1947, and how the preceding events have been documented. In the process, the author provides a critique of history-writing and nationalist myth-making. He also investigates how local forms of community are established by the way in which violent events are

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Gyan Pandey's latest book is a compelling examination of the violence that marked the partition of India in 1947, and how the preceding events have been documented. In the process, the author provides a critique of history-writing and nationalist myth-making. He also investigates how local forms of community are established by the way in which violent events are remembered and written about. The book will be of interest to historians of South Asia, to sociologists and to anyone concerned with the Indian subaltern story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521002509
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Contemporary South Asia Series, #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
777,850
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. By way of introduction; 2. The three partitions of 1947; 3. Historians' history; 4. The evidence of the historian; 5. Folding the local into the national: Garhmukhteshwar, November 1946; 6. Folding the national into the local: Delhi, 1947–8; 7. Disciplining difference; 8. Constructing community; Select bibliography; Index.

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