Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Displacement, and Resettlement

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Pearson Education India, 2008 - India - 316 pages
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Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Displacement, and Resettlement features fifteen essays that focus on personal, subjective experiences of partition, rather than on official accounts. The book analyses fiction, films, and biographical and autobiographical accounts relating to the experience and influence of Partition. It also studies partition-related migrations not only to and from West Pakistan, East Pakistan, and India, but also to the West. Essays discuss how partition continues to influence cultural identities both in the subcontinent and among the diaspora.
 

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Contents

Transcending Religious Identities Amrita Pritam and Partition
1
Of Love Martyrdom and In Subordination Sikh Experiences of Partition in the Films ShaheedeMohabbat and Gadar Ek Prem Katha
26
The Diminished Man Partition and Transcendental Homelessness
50
Constructing PostPartition Bengali Cultural Identity Through Films
65
Writing Partition Trauma and Testimony in Bapsi Sidhwas Cracking India
82
Partition and PostPartition Acts of Fiction Narrating Painful Histories
99
Growing Up Refugee
116
Crossing the Border in Opposite Directions Two Partition Narratives
146
Fires in the Kangra A British Soldiers Story of Partition
174
Moving Forward Though Still Facing Back Partition and the South Asian Diaspora in Canada
192
Eternal Exiles in the Land of the Pure Mohajirs in Mass Transit
214
Refugee Women Immigrant Women The Partition as Universal Dislocation in Jhumpa Lahiris Interpreter of Maladies
227
SrinagarMuzaffarabadNew York A Kashmiri Familys Exile
240
Against Silence and Forgetting
255
Notes on the Editors and the Contributors
274
Index
279

Partition in Transition Comparative Analysis of Migration in Ludhiana and Lyallpur
156

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