The Partition of British India has left more questions than answers. In the wake of the violence and mayhem in the aftermath, there emerged looming questions: ‘Why was India partitioned in 1947?’; ‘Was it inevitable?’ This book chronicles the seminal studies by leading scholars to analyse the timing and causation of Partition.
From first-hand accounts of the process of Partition to the reconstruction of the experiences of the subordinate and the marginal, this book presents balanced analyses of the process and events leading to the Partition. It locates long term imperatives in Hindu and Muslim revivalist movements of the nineteenth century; regional factors with focus on the United Provinces, Punjab, and Bengal; as well as the international contexts. The introduction connects the different threads and charts the historical development of the debate around Partition.
|Book :||Partition of India: Why 1947? (Debates in Indian History and Society)|
Book ID :48030
Kaushik Roy (Ed.)
ISBN 13 :9780198077602
Year of Publication :2011
Oxford University Press
Weight :1 Kg.