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Burden of History: Assam and the Partition--Unresolved Issues

Udayon Misra


The work attempts to show how the shadow of Partition continues to fall over the society and politics of the state of Assam and how issues such as immigration, demographic change, language, and identity as well as citizenship that occupied the centre stage in the years immediately before and after the Partition have not only retained their relevance but have also gained an extra sense of urgency in the contemporary politics of the region. It is interesting to note that in the archive of the colonial state, the reader is often confronted with the region’s colonial past. The quest to define the ... More

Keywords: Partition, Assam, language, identity, influx, Assamese identity, citizenship, historical effects of Partition, landlocked, unresolved issues of Partition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199478361
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199478361.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Udayon Misra, author
Former Professor, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam