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Partition's post-amnesias : 1947, 1971 and modern South Asia / Ananya Jahanara Kabir.

By: Kabir, Ananya Jahanara.
Publisher: New Delhi : Women Unlimited, 2013Description: xiv, 261 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788188965779 (hbk.).Subject(s): Kabir, Ananya Jahanara, 1970- | India -- History -- Partition, 1947 | Bangladesh -- History -- Revolution, 1971DDC classification: 954.04 KAB Summary: "Placing the historical ruptures of India's partition in 1947 and the breakup of Pakistan in 1971 within a single frame, this book challenges the reader to look beyond the easy assumptions of the post-partition selves constructed by nationalist paradigms, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi. Deftly interweaving primary materials and personal memory with the inter-generational history of her divided family, the author spotlights the multiple silences, gaps and contestations of post-colonial South Asian national narratives to provide an alternative view of nation-building attempts that have been either maginalized or forgotten in the process of selective nationalist remembering."--Page 4 of cover.
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"Kabir's account departs from previous Partition scholarship by arguing for 1947 and 1971 as linked epochal events; by excavating the connections between violence, memory, melancholia and modernity; and by bringing considerations of family, inter-generational dialogue, and subjectivity to new memory studies of South Asia."--Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-254) and index.

"Placing the historical ruptures of India's partition in 1947 and the breakup of Pakistan in 1971 within a single frame, this book challenges the reader to look beyond the easy assumptions of the post-partition selves constructed by nationalist paradigms, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi. Deftly interweaving primary materials and personal memory with the inter-generational history of her divided family, the author spotlights the multiple silences, gaps and contestations of post-colonial South Asian national narratives to provide an alternative view of nation-building attempts that have been either maginalized or forgotten in the process of selective nationalist remembering."--Page 4 of cover.

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