Bearing Witness: Partition, Independence, End of the Raj

Bearing Witness: Partition, Independence, End of the Raj

by Sukeshi Kamra

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552380413
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Sukeshi Kamra is associate professor in the department of English at Carleton University.She has also published articles on Salman Rushdie and Rohinton Mistry.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgementsxiii
Chronologyxiv
Introduction1
1The Word on the Streets: Editorials and Political Cartoons in English-Language Dailies (1947)37
2'Dare to Know': Aug. 15, 1947, the Partition111
3Narratives of Pain: Fiction and Autobiography as 'Psychotestimonies' to the Partition165
4The Children of India Remember: Reflections, Chronicles, Diaries and Autobiographies201
5The Rhetoric of Anxiety: The End of the Raj in the Writings of the British and the British Press237
Conclusion303
Appendix AHistorical Background to the Partition in the Punjab307
Appendix BHistory of the Indian Press under Colonial Rule319
Appendix CBiographies329
Notes337
Bibliography385
Index401

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“a new and important discussion about a stupendously significant moment in the history of modern India [and] a notable contribution to the field of modern Indian history as well as postcolonial literary criticism.” -- Teresa Hubel, Huron College, University of Western Ontario

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