Partition (English, Hardcover, Butalia Urvashi)
Partition: The Long Shadow, edited by Urvashi Butalia, presents essays that explore new ground in partition research, delving into areas like art, literature, migration, and ideas of foreignness and belonging.
Summary of the Book
The Partition of India into the nations of India and Pakistan in 1947 and the redrawing of the borders again in 1971 to create Bangladesh were awful political events whose adverse consequences are still evident in the everyday lives of common people in all three nations. This volume brings together essays by scholars in their respective fields that explore significant new ground in Partition research, specifically studying the under-studied areas. It talks about the hitherto unaddressed parts of the partition including the northeast and Ladakh.
About Urvashi Butalia
Urvashi Butalia is one of the most well-known scholars of partition.
The contributors of essays to this title include Prajna Paramita Parasher, Siddiq Wahid, Rita Kothari, Kavita Panjabi, Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Jhuma Sen, Andrew Whitehead, Sanjib Baruah, Sukeshi Kamra, Tarun K. Saint, Jyotirmaya Sharma, Alok Sarin, Sarah Ghani and Sanjeev Jain.