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Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Ravinder Kaur

Abstract

‘Since 1947’, an oft-encountered phrase in Delhi, has been used in this book for an incursion into the embedded themes of disruption in one's everyday life: forced migration, and then reparation; rearrangement; and renewed embodiment of the migrant's personal and social bearings. The book broadly explores how past is employed to repair ruptures in people’s ordinary lives. It specifically delves into the Partition experience used by Punjabi Hindu refugees to evolve coping strategies when forced to leave their homes in 1947, and examines the emerging identification process. The book is organized ... More

Keywords: forced migration, Punjabi migrants, Partition, 1947, displacement, loss, resettlement, restoration, government policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195683776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ravinder Kaur, author
Roskilde University, Denmark

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