Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
From Pluralism to SeparatismQasbas in Colonial Awadh$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mushirul Hasan

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195693232

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693232.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 March 2020

Gardish-e-dauran: Vicissitudes of Fortune

Gardish-e-dauran: Vicissitudes of Fortune

(p.279) 8 Gardish-e-dauran: Vicissitudes of Fortune
From Pluralism to Separatism

Mushirul Hasan

Oxford University Press

Little is known about the impact of the Partition on culture and social structure in Awadh. Nevertheless, the histories of a locality can be better understood by studying lives. Indeed, the Kidwais’ historical experience in Masauli reveals the engagement of a family and class with their colonial and post-colonial predicaments. The lives of the Masauli Kidwais offer a glimpse into qasbas, both past and present. In general, official identifications in the census alone were not enough to reify or solidify identities. The Kidwais and many other families in the Bara Banki district in the United Provinces interactively created meanings and identities which shaped their lives.

Keywords:   Awadh, Kidwais, Masauli, qasbas, families, Bara Banki district, United Provinces

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .