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Gandhi and his Critics

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi had been enmeshed in controversies ever since he plunged into the racial politics of Natal until he was assassinated fifty-four years later. He had to contend with the suspicious eyes ... More


The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

A.G. Noorani (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book presents important documents recording the reactions of Muslims in the aftermath of the Independence and Partition of India, and in the subsequent fifty years. Besides key political ... More


Environmental History, Biradari, and the Making of Pakistani Punjab

David Gilmartin

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0047
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter links Punjab’s large-scale environmental transformations, brought by British canal irrigation, to partition and the creation of Pakistan. Colonial irrigation and settlement policies ... More


Burden of History: Assam and the Partition--Unresolved Issues

Udayon Misra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199478361
eISBN:
9780199090914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478361.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

The work attempts to show how the shadow of Partition continues to fall over the society and politics of the state of Assam and how issues such as immigration, demographic change, language, and ... More


Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Haimanti Roy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Partitioned States offers new perspective in the histories of Partition and its aftermath by connecting it to the long drawn out and skewed formation of new national entities: India and ... More


Different Nationalisms: Bengal, 1905-1947

Semanti Ghosh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199468232
eISBN:
9780199087389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468232.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The period between the partition of Bengal in 1905 and the Partition of India in 1947 was witness to a unique experience of ‘imagining’ nations in Bengal. With neither the Bengali Muslims nor the ... More


Introduction: Partitioned Histories, Divided Identities

Haimanti Roy

in Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter provides an historical and historiographic overview of the Partition Studies. In addition, it makes historiographic connections between post-partition nation building in ... More


Drafting a New Nation

Haimanti Roy

in Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks in detail the various demands placed by leading political parties on how the border should drawn once the decision to partition had been taken. In addition it looks at petitions ... More


Adjustment to the New Order

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents several documents focusing on the efforts of Muslims to adjust to the new order. Some of these include Chaudhary Khaliquzzaman’s pledge of loyalty to the national flag; the ... More


Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

J.S. Grewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This is the first comprehensive study of Master Tara Singh (1885–1967), placed in the wider context of Indian history. It is based on a large volume and variety of source materials in English and ... More


‘The Marriage Of Convenience’

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the ever-widening gap between the Hindus and Muslims and the Hindus and the British. It studies Khan’s policy of protecting the Muslim community from nationalist politics as ... More


In the Shadow of Partition

Mushirul Hasan

in From Pluralism to Separatism: Qasbas in Colonial Awadh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693232
eISBN:
9780199081882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The partition of the Indian subcontinent triggered one of the largest movements recorded in world history, with about 8 million Sikhs and Hindus leaving Pakistan to settle in India and 6–7 million ... More


Introduction

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter knits together the various documents presented in this book, drawing attention to the major themes. These documents record how the Muslims of India responded when the ... More


Gandhi and the Partition of India

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

According to John Vincent, Mahatma Gandhi was responsible for the ‘shedding of innocent blood during the massacres’, which occurred in the aftermath of the Partition of India in 1947. Historians have ... More


The Partition Massacres

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Muslim League argued that peace in India could only be achieved by creating a separate Muslim state. This demand was answered by Britain in the form of the Mountbatten Plan of June 1947, which ... More


Atiya's Journeys: A Muslim Woman from Colonial Bombay to Edwardian Britain

Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Sunil Sharma (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068334
eISBN:
9780199080441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068334.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

More than a century ago, Atiya Fyzee, a Muslim woman of the renowned Tyabji clan, set out from colonial Bombay to study in Edwardian London. As she rode the steamboat, she began writing her daily ... More


Perspectives: Leaving India and the End of Empire

Colin R. Alexander

in Administering Colonialism and War: The Political Life of Sir Andrew Clow of the Indian Civil Service

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493739
eISBN:
9780199096954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493739.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This smaller but well-formed chapter concludes the book by discussing Clow’s contribution to discussions about the future of India. In an advisory capacity, Clow articulated his visions for India, ... More


Introduction

Semanti Ghosh

in Different Nationalisms: Bengal, 1905-1947

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199468232
eISBN:
9780199087389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468232.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter lays out the scope of the book, asserting that the period between the partition of Bengal in 1907 and the Partition of India in 1947 was witness to a unique experience of imagining ... More


President and Negotiator

Syeda Saiyidain Hameed

in Maulana Azad, Islam and the Indian National Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199450466
eISBN:
9780199082902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450466.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

In his autobiography, India Wins Freedom, Abul Kalam Azad narrates the events between 1920 and 1947 leading up to India’s independence from Britain and its partition. He describes his role in the ... More


‘The Edge of a Volcano’: 1946–7

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in The Defining Moments in Bengal: 1920–1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098942
eISBN:
9780199083039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098942.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes in detail the events which led to the Partition of Bengal. The scheme of Lord Mountbatten in respect of ‘Plan Balkan’ were forestalled; an attempt to keep Calcutta separate to ... More


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