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Event, Memory and Lore: Anecdotal History of Partition in Assam

Binayak Dutta
The NEHU Journal, Vol XII, No. 2

"Political history of Partition of India in 1947 is well-documented by historians. However, the grass root politics and and the ‘victimhood’ of a number of communities affected by the Partition are still not fully explored. The scholarly moves to write alternative History based on individual memory and family experience, aided by the technological revolution have opened up multiple narratives of the partition of Assam and its aftermath.