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Title:
Remembering partition : violence, nationalism, and history in India
Author:
Pandey, Gyanendra, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
xiii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1540 Lexile.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam022/2001025600.html
ISBN:
9780521807593

9780521002509
Format :
Book

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Summary

Gyan Pandey's latest book is a compelling examination of the violence that marked the partition of India in 1947, and how the preceding events have been documented. In the process, the author provides a critique of history-writing and nationalist myth-making. He also investigates how local forms of community are established by the way in which violent events are remembered and written about. The book will be of interest to historians of South Asia, to sociologists and to anyone concerned with the Indian subaltern story.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1 By way of introduction
2 The three partitions of 1947
3 Historians' history
4 The evidence of the historian
5 Folding the local into the national: Garhmukhteshwar, November 1946
6 Folding the national into the local: Delhi, 1947âÇô1948
7 Disciplining difference
8 Constructing community
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