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Different Nationalisms: Bengal, 1905-1947

Semanti Ghosh


The period between the partition of Bengal in 1905 and the Partition of India in 1947 was witness to a unique experience of ‘imagining’ nations in Bengal. With neither the Bengali Muslims nor the Bengali Hindus envisioning homogenous ideas about nationhood, many contesting and alternative visions emerged, both within and between the two communities. These ‘other’ nationalisms were not ‘anti-national’, but creeds of either a ‘federal Indian nation’ with ‘regional autonomy’, or a ‘regional nation’ on its own strength. In Different Nationalisms, Semanti Ghosh goes beyond the Muslim–Hindu and nati ... More

Keywords: nation, partition of Bengal, Partition of India, Hindu nationalism, Muslim communalism, Hindu–Muslim differences, inter-community administration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199468232
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Semanti Ghosh, author
Senior Assistant Editor, Anandabazar Patrika in Kolkata, India