The Great Partition

The Making of India and Pakistan


Author: Yasmin Khan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300120783

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 8846

Examines the context, execution and aftermath of partition, integrating the knowledge of political manoeuvres with an understanding of their fundamental social and cultural consequences. This account draws together a body of research to reappraise independence and division and reinforce its catastrophic human cost.


The Long Shadow


Author: Urvashi Butalia

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 935118949X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

View: 840

The dark legacies of partition have cast a long shadow on the lives of people of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The borders that were drawn in 1947, and redrawn in 1971, divided not only nations and histories but also families and friends. The essays in this volume explore new ground in Partition research, looking into areas such as art, literature, migration, and notions of ‘foreignness’ and ‘belonging’. It brings focus to hitherto unaddressed areas of partition such as the northeast and Ladakh.

The Spoils of Partition

Bengal and India, 1947–1967


Author: Joya Chatterji

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468308

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1595

The partition of India in 1947 was a seminal event of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the Punjab and the creation of West Pakistan; by contrast, little is known about the partition of Bengal. This remarkable book by an acknowledged expert on the subject assesses the social, economic and political consequences of partition. Using compelling sources, the book, which was originally published in 2007, shows how and why the borders were redrawn, how the creation of new nation states led to unprecedented upheavals, massive shifts in population and wholly unexpected transformations of the political landscape in both Bengal and India. The book also reveals how the spoils of partition, which the Congress in Bengal had expected from the new boundaries, were squandered over the twenty years which followed. This is an intriguing and challenging work whose findings change our understanding and its consequences for the history of the subcontinent.



Author: Kamleshwar,Kamleshwar (trans.By Ameena Kazi Ansari)

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143063704


Page: 384

View: 2574

Kamleshwar&Rsquo;S Kitne Pakistan Enjoys Cult Status As A Novel That Dared To Ask Crucial Questions About The Making And Writing Of History. With India&Rsquo;S Partition In 1947 As Its Reference Point, The Novel Presents A Limitless Canvas Against Which The Most Extraordinary Trial In The History Of Mankind Runs Its Course. Present In A Court That Transcends Space And Time Are Mughal Emperors Babar And Aurangzeb, Spanish Adventurer Hernando Cortez, Lord Mountbatten, Adolf Hitler And Saddam Hussein. Along With Political Leaders, Religious Zealots And Scheming Gods Of Mythology, They Stand Accused Of Creating Countless Fractured Nations, Leaving A Never-Ending Trail Of Hatred And Distrust. The Arbiter For Suffering Humanity Is An Unnamed Adeeb Or LittÉRateur Who Must Sift Through The Testimony Of Casualties From The Killing Fields Of Injustice At Home And Abroad, Ranging From Kurukshetra To Kargil, Hiroshima To Bosnia. As Recorded History Unravels To Reveal The Sinister Realities That Lie Beneath, The Scholar Finds Himself Travelling Back Through The Centuries Over Oceans Of Blood, So That He May Carry Forward For Posterity The Enduring Lessons Of Love, Compassion, Peace And Hope. Translated Into English For The First Time, This Boldly Provocative Saga Is A Triumph Of Poetic Imagination That Relentlessly Probes Our Underlying Assumptions Of History And Truth, Religion And Nationalism. &Nbsp;

From Plassey to Partition

A History of Modern India


Author: Śekhara Bandyopādhyāẏa

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125025962


Page: 523

View: 5792

From Plassey to Partition is an eminently readable account of the emergence of India as a nation. It covers about two hundred years of political and socio-economic turbulence. Of particular interest to the contemporary reader will be sections such as Early Nationalism: Discontent and Dissension , Many Voices of a Nation and Freedom with Partition . On the one hand, it converses with students of Indian history and on the other, it engages general and curious readers. Few books on this crucial period of history have captured the rhythms of India s polyphonic nationalism as From Plassey to Partition.


End Product of the Trend


Author: Syed Sifarish Husain Rizvi

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: 256

View: 9344

Octanol-Water Partition Coefficients

Fundamentals and Physical Chemistry


Author: J. Sangster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471973973

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 3727

The octanol-water partition coefficient is a laboratory-measured property of a substance. It provides a thermodynamic measure of the tendency of the substance to prefer a non-aqueous or oily milieu rather than water (i.e. its hydrophilic/lipophilic balance). Partition coefficients are used extensively in medicinal chemistry, drug design, ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry. The partition coefficient is recognized by governmental and international agencies (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OECD) as a physical property of organic pollutants equal in importance to vapour pressure, water solubility and toxicity. Octanol-Water Partition Coefficients is a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the thermodynamics of partitioning and of the octanol-water pair. In addition, all current methods of measurement are reviewed, strengths and weaknesses are noted and recommendations for particular applications are given. Current methods of calculation of partition coefficients are similarly surveyed and described. Five of the most popular computerized methods are tested for predictive accuracy for drugs, pollutants, aminoacids, etc. The book will be of interest not only to solution chemists, but to any chemists who use partition coefficients. It provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and offers clear guidance on the choice of methods of measurement and calculation. Contents: Introduction, Thermodynamics and Extrathermodynamics of Partitioning, Experimental Methods of Measurement, Discussion of Measurement Methods, Methods of Calculating Partitioning Coefficients, Discussion of LogKow Predictive Methods The Wiley Series in Solution Chemistry fills the increasing need to present authoritative, comprehensive and fully up-to-date accounts of the many aspects of solution chemistry. Internationally recognized experts from research or teaching institutions in various countries are invited to contribute to the series.

Historiography of India's Partition

An Analysis of Imperialist Writings


Author: Viśva Mohana Pāṇḍeya

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903146

Category: India

Page: 238

View: 5600

An Attempt Has Been Made In This Book To Examine The Writings Of The Oxbridge Scholars Who Have Based Their Studies On Different Assumptions And Have Tried To Cover Various Issues Related To The Partition Of India. The Author Has Made A Serious Effort To Trace The Course Of The British Historiography Of India S Partition. In The Light Of New Research And Facts, Several Age-Old, Deliberate But Fallacious Assumptions And Constructs Have Been Deconstructed. In The Process Of This Analysis Several Gaps Have Been Detected And The Underlying Aims Of The Imperialist Efforts Have Been Exposed. On The Top Of It, Various Sophisticated Versions Of The Theories Of Civilizing Mission And Whiteman S Burden In The Post-Colonial Context Have Been Challenged On Several Counts. In Spite Of Several Changes In The Imperialist Writings, It Has Been Found That Even The Neo-Imperial Historians Have Been Extending Their Support To The Several Myths, Deliberately Created By The Orthodox Imperial Ideologues About India S Past And Present. The Only Difference Is That The Former Have Been More Delicate And Sophisticated In Their Presentations. Thus, This Book Opens Up New Areas For Further Research And Will Generate More Curiosity Among The Students Of Indian, Pakistani And British History And Those Who Are Concerned With The Problems Of Nationalism And Decolonisation.

The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia


Author: Gyanesh Kudaisya,Tan Tai Yong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134440472

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6345

This book draws upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data to historically reappraise partition in the light of its long aftermath. It uses a comparative approach by viewing South Asia in its totality, rather than looking at it in narrow 'national' terms. As the first book to focus on the aftermath of partition, it fills a distinctive niche in the study of contemporary South Asia.

Borders & Boundaries

Women in India's Partition


Author: Ritu Menon,Kamla Bhasin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813525525

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 8953

As an event of shattering consequence, the Partition of India remains significant today. While Partition sounds smooth on paper, the reality was horrific. More than eight million people migrated and one million died in the process. The forced migration, violence between Hindus and Muslims, and mass widowhood were unprecedented and well-documented. What was less obvious but equally real was that millions of people had to realign their identities, uncertain about who they thought they were. The rending of the social and emotional fabric that took place in 1947 is still far from mended. While there are plenty of official accounts of Partition, there are few social histories and no feminist histories. Borders and Boundaries changes that, providing first-hand accounts and memoirs, juxtaposed alongside official government accounts. The authors make women not only visible but central. They explore what country, nation, and religious identity meant for women, and they address the question of the nation-state and the gendering of citizenship. In the largest ever peace-time mass migration of people, violence against women became the norm. Thousands of women committed suicide or were done to death by their own kinsmen. Nearly 100,000 women were "abducted" during the migration. A young woman might have been separated from her family when a convoy was ambushed, abducted by people of another religion, forced to convert, and forced into marriage or cohabitation. After bearing a child, she would be offered the opportunity to return only if she left her child behind and if she could face shame in her natal community. These stories do not paint their subjects as victims. Theirs are the stories of battles over gender, the body, sexuality, and nationalism-stories of women fighting for identity.

Remembering Partition

Violence, Nationalism and History in India


Author: Gyanendra Pandey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521002509

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 5757

A compelling and harrowing examination of the violence that marked the Partition of India.

The Partitions of Memory

The Afterlife of the Division of India


Author: Suvir Kaul

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253215666

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 9436

Echoes of the traumatic events surrounding the Partition of India in 1947 can be heard to this day in the daily life of the subcontinent, each time India and Pakistan play a cricket match or when their political leaders speak of "unfinished business." Sikhs who lived through the pogrom following the assassination of Indira Gandhi recall Partition, as do, most recently, Muslim communities targeted by mobs in Gujarat. The eight essays in The Partitions of Memory suggest ways in which the tangled skein of Partition might be unraveled. The contributors range over issues as diverse as literary reactions to Partition; the relief and rehabilitation measures provided to refugees; children’s understanding of Partition; the power of "national" monuments to evoke a historical past; the power of letters to evoke more immediately poignant pasts; and the Dalit claim, at the prospect of Partition, to a separate political identity. The book demonstrates how fundamental the material and symbolic histories of Partition are to much that has happened in South Asia since 1947. Contributors: Mukulika Banerjee, Urvashi Butalia, Joya Chatterji, Priyamvada Gopal, Suvir Kaul, Nita Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Richard Murphy, and Ramnarayan S. Rawat.

South Asian Partition Fiction in English

From Khushwant Singh to Amitav Ghosh


Author: Rituparna Roy

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 4965

Dit boek is een literaire studie naar Zuid-Aziatische Engelstalige fictie vanaf midden jaren vijftig tot de late jaren tachtig over de afscheiding van Pakistan en Bangladesh van India, oftewel de Partitie. Het is een fascinerend verhaal over het ontstaan van een nieuw literair genre. Romanschrijvers van verschillende generaties geven hun kijk op dit beslissende moment in de Zuid-Aziatische geschiedenis. In het begin beschreven zij de catastrofe, later werd er meer getheoretiseerd. Aan de hand van zes romans, van onder andere Salman Rushdie, laat Roy zien welke factoren bepalend zijn geweest voor de grote thema's en verhaallijnen in deze romans.

The Other Side of Silence

Voices from the Partition of India


Author: Urvashi Butalia

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140271713

Category: India

Page: 371

View: 5272

The Partition Of India In 1947 Caused One Of The Great Human Convulsions Of History. The Statistics Are Staggering. Twelve Million People Were Displaced; A Million Died; Seventy-Five Thousand Women Are Said To Have Been Abducted And Raped; Families Were Divided; Properties Lost; Homes Destroyed. In Public Memory, However, The Violent, Disturbing Realities That Accompanied Partition Have Remained Blanketed In Silence. And Yet, In Private, The Voices Of Partition Have Never Been Stilled And Its Ramifications Have Not Yet Ended. Urvashi Butalia S Remarkable Book, The Outcome Of A Decade Of Interviews And Research, Looks At What Partition Was Intended To Achieve, And How It Worked On The Ground, And In People S Lives. Pieced Together From Oral Narratives And Testimonies, In Many Cases From Women, Children And Dalits-Marginal Voices Never Heard Before-And Supplemented By Documents, Reports, Diaries, Memoirs And Parliamentary Records, This Is A Moving, Personal Chronicle Of Partition That Places People, Instead Of Grand Politics, At The Centre. These Are The Untold Stories Of Partition, Stories That India Has Not Dared To Confront Even After Fifty Years Of Independence.

Bengal Partition Stories

An Unclosed Chapter


Author: Bashabi Fraser

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843312999

Category: Fiction

Page: 620

View: 930

Through oral histories, interviews and fictional retellings, 'Bengal Partition Stories' unearths and articulates the collective memories of a people traumatised by the brutal division of their homeland.

Inventing Boundaries

Gender, Politics, and the Partition of India


Author: Mushirul Hasan

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 393

View: 1209

This volume is a selection of the most significant writings on India's Partition. It rexamines why a people with a history of shared living and overlapping cultures responded so intensely to symbols of discord and experienced one of the most cataclysmic events in twentieth century history.

Partition and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems


Author: Cary T. Chiou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471463019

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 4190

Given the presence of a wide variety of contaminants in theenvironment, it is important to understand what drives acontaminant from one medium to another, as well as the manner andextent to which a contaminant associates with the different mediaor phases within a local environmental system. Partition andAdsorption of Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systemsforms a comprehensive resource on the behavioral characteristics ofcontaminants so that appropriate strategies can be adopted toeither prevent or minimize their adverse impacts on human welfareand natural resources. Cary Chiou’s far-reaching text depicts the processes bywhich nonionic organic contaminants are sorbed to natural bioticand abiotic substances. This book focuses on physical principlesand system parameters that affect the contaminant uptake by soilfrom water, air, and other media; by fish from water; and by plantsfrom soil and water. As contaminant uptake by natural organicsubstances is often predominantly a partition interaction, thepartition characteristics in several solvent-water model mixturesare treated in detail to elucidate the relevant physicochemicalparameters. The account of contaminant sorption to soils, fish, andplants is strengthened by companion chapters on: Fundamentals of solution theory Interphase partition equations Fundamentals of adsorption theory Vapor adsorption on mineral and carbonaceous solids No other single source in the field delivers as compelling acombination of background understanding and "state-of-the-science"comprehension of current issues. Ideally suited for agraduate-level environmental course, Partition and Adsorptionof Organic Contaminants in Environmental Systems alsoserves as a technical guide to current and future research in thefield.

Partition of Palestine, The

Decision Crossroads in the Zionist Movement


Author: Itzhak Galnoor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438403720

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 4900

Some seventy-five years after the boundaries of the British Mandate for Palestine were set, the State of Israel still lacks a defined territory and agreed-upon boundaries, except for its boundary with Egypt. This book examines this unusual situation, concentrating especially on the perceptions of territory and boundaries within the Zionist movement. Galnoor discusses the period from the first territorial decision in 1919 up to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, placing special emphasis on the relatively unknown Zionist, Palestinian, and Arab positions regarding territorial partition in 1937. And he argues that although dramatic changes have occurred in the international and regional arena, the partners to the conflict, the security considerations, and the international dilemmas, the 1937 decision contained the parameters of the choices that have confronted Arab and Israeli leaders ever since. His findings are of direct relevance to the ongoing Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, which once again revolve around the trade-off between national goals and territorial aspirations.


The Price of Québec's Independence : a Realistic Look at the Possibility of Quebec Seperating from Canada and Becoming an Independent State


Author: William F. Shaw,Lionel Albert

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canada

Page: 205

View: 5779