The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories

The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories

by Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

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ISBN-13: 9780231511018
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Series: Cultures of History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar is assistant professor of history at Brown University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
AcknowledgmentsTranslations / TransliterationsIntroduction: The Place of PartitionThe Making of Refuges, 19471. Muslim Exodus from Delhi
2. Hindu Exodus from KarachiMoving People, Immovable Property3. Refugees, Boundaries, Citizens
4. Economies of DisplacementImagined Limits, Unimaginable Nations5. Passports and Boundaries
6. The Phantasm of PassportsIn Conclusion7. Moving BoundariesAbbreviations in Notes
Selected Glossary

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Partha Chatterjee

A product of outstanding historical-ethnographic research, Zamindar's book tells like no one has done before the maddeningly tangled story of how, in the years after the partition of 1947, India and Pakistan actually came to separate their territories, properties, and peoples into two sovereign states. Her ability to weave into a single narrative the national and the local, the administrative and the personal, the everyday and the epochal, is truly remarkable. A pathbreaking contribution to modern South Asian studies.

Partha Chatterjee, author of The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World

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