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Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Nonica Datta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book presents the oral testimony of Subhashini (1914–2003), the woman head of a well-known Arya Samaj institution devoted to women's education in rural north India. Subhashini's narrative ... More


Introducing Subhashini

Nonica Datta

in Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces Subhashini as a colonial subject and engages with her life history. It seeks to connect and situate a daughter's testimony within a parallel social history — a history of the ... More


A Daughter's Testimony

Nonica Datta

in Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter crafts Subhashini's memory as ‘A Daughter's Testimony’. Her testimony is divided into three parts, narrating her stories within stories, representing a constant interplay of testimony ... More


A Letter to Subhashini

Nonica Datta

in Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents a letter written by the author to Subhashini, and while conversing with her, she juxtaposes fragments from Vash and Amrita Pritam's parallel life histories — the former, a ... More


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