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The Partition of India

Singh, Gurharpal and Talbot, Ian (2009) The Partition of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
ISBN: 9780521672566
Depositing User: Huei-Lan Liu
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 09:11
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/12248

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