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Narrating South Asian Partition: Oral History, Literature, Cinema

Anindya Raychaudhuri


This book brings together “private” and “public” forms of memory narratives of the 1947 Indian/Pakistani partition, by looking at oral history testimonies (covering direct and inherited memories) on the one hand, and the literature and cinema of partition on the other. The book makes the case that survivors of partition and their descendants are able to exert control over the ways they remember partition and through the ways in which they tell these stories. The book looks at a number of different themes that appear across the oral history interviews, literature, and cinema—home, family, viole ... More

Keywords: partition, oral history, literature, cinema, memory, agency, India, Pakistan, south Asia, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190249748
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190249748.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anindya Raychaudhuri, author
Lecturer, School of English, University of St Andrews