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Fieldwork/Homework

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a storied contemplation on the conceptual nexus of home, travel, and identity in cross-generational oral histories of refugees of India’s Partition. Refugees are persons without ... More


Hearth Crossings

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter recounts the repression experienced by women in Pakistan and India because of communal riots following the Partition of India. During the Partition, women were tortured, raped, and ... More


Home Outside Home

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how Kiran, a young female Sikh, searched for a Muslim religious man (maulvi) to request some books for her exam after the Partition of India. Since fleeing Rawalpindi in 1947, ... 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


My Father, My Interlocutor

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the author’s father helped her in conducting research for this book. Her father served as her informant, interferer, and interlocutor during her fieldwork. Her father was ... 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


A Story Travels

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how Labbi Devi and his family were attacked while traveling from Pakistan to India, a month after the Partition of India. In September 1947, Devi’s family together with ... More


Remnants

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the importance of Urdu poetry for Mohanji and Roshanji, who were refugees of Partition of India. Urdu poetry provided a sense of “re-homing,” regret, and nostalgia for the ... 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


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


Beginnings—in Headnotes

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the author of the book and her grandmother’s conversation about the Batwara, or the Partition of India. The Partition of India was the partition of the British Indian Empire ... More


Archiving the Nation: Sarkar’s Fall from Grace

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tells the story of the transformation of the Imperial Record Department of the colonial Government of India into the National Archives on the independence. But the story is also a ... More


Introduction

Ghazala Jamil

in Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199470655
eISBN:
9780199090860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199470655.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The introduction begins with acknowledging rapid urbanization in India and moves on to a brief historical account of Delhi and its Muslim residents. It agrees with the historians that the fate of ... 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


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