Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Partition, Independence, End Of The Raj

eBook - 2002
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The dates 14-15 August 1947 reverberate with meaning for Indian and Pakistani people by marking both the independence of India and the birth of two nation-states: India and Pakistan.Bearing Witness nuances this historical event by considering contemporary and post-event responses to partition. From testimonials and speeches by Jinnah and Nehru to Indian and British fictional and non-fictional accounts, as well as political cartoons in the English press, Sukeshi Kamra offers an inductive study of primary texts that have been ignored until now. The book is an interdisciplinary study of the three groups most affected by the events of 1947: the British, who were required to leave; the educated Indians, for whom the moment was a rite of passage; and the survivors of Partition, for whom the event is inextricably linked with trauma. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: Calgary, Alta. : University of Calgary Press, c2002.
ISBN: 9780585402772
Characteristics: xvi, 414 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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