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Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora: Living at the End of Days

Marzia Balzani

Amritsar: Voices from Between India and Pakistan

Ian Talbot
Darshan Singh Tatla
Seagull Books

Conceptions of Citizenship in India and the 'Muslim Question'

Ornit Shani
Modern Asian Studies, Cambridge University Press

This paper explores the development of multiple conceptions of citizenship in India in an attempt to understand how, despite profound social divisions, India's nationhood holds together. The paper advances the proposition that the Indian polity incorporated a deeply divided and conflict-ridden population by offering multiple notions of citizenship upon which a sense of membership in the nation, and a share in the enterprise of the state, could be sought.

Gendering Oral History of Partition: Interrogating Patriarchy

Anjali Bhardwaj Datta
Economic and Political Weekly

Women's lives in the Punjab, hitherto regulated by strictly set patriarchal norms, saw unexpected and almost drastic change as Partition set in. The motif of Partition has centred on the humiliation and trauma that women encountered and witnessed. While it is true that women were, in countless instances, Partition's ubiquitous victims, in very many ways the chaos and temporality of the post-Partition period allowed several of them to redefine themselves anew.

The Proudest Day: India's Long Road to Independence

Anthony Read
David Fisher
W.W. Norton & Company

‘A certain terror’: corporeality and religion in narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan partition

Anindya Raychaudhuri
Oral History Forum d'historie Oral

Independence, Partition and Gendered Violence

Bonani Chatterjee
An International Journal of World Literatures and Cultures

Abstract:This paper seeks to analyse the causes of sectarian violence against women which are rooted in the history of the partition of the country during independence and patriarchal attitudes which continue to dominate society. That this violence was gendered is a fact largely ignored by recorded historyal though it appears as a recurrent theme in the fictional narratives of the partition.

Exploring the Hindu/Muslim Divide through the Partition of Bengal

Maurice O'Connor
Universidad de Cádiz, Tis essay was funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain. ProjectFFI2015-63739-P: “Te Aesthetics of Remembering: Empathy, Identification, Mourning”.

Abstract: In this paper we shall explore the move from localised to politicised identities in Bengalisociety and evidence how religious affiliation became a central consideration within thisshift. Te growth of communalism, we shall argue, has much to do with the colonialstrategy of establishing separate electoral systems for Hindus and Muslims, cementingthe separation between these religious groupings.

Graphic Migrations: Precarity and Gender in India and the Diaspora

Kavita Daiya
Temple University Press

Understanding Women’s Experiences of Displacement: Literature, Culture and Society in South Asia

Suranjana Choudhury
Nabanita Sengupta