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Unsettling partition [electronic resource] : literature, gender, memory / Jill Didur.

By: Didur, Jill, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (x, 201 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781442682955 (electronic bk.); 1442682957 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indic fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Partition, Territorial, in literature | Gender identity in literature | Violence in literature | Nationalism in literature | Women in literature | India -- History -- Partition, 1947 | India -- In literature | Roman de l'Inde (anglais) -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | D�emembrement des nations dans la litt�erature | Identit�e sexuelle dans la litt�erature | Violence dans la litt�erature | Nationalisme dans la litt�erature | Femmes dans la litt�erature | Inde dans la litt�erature | Inde -- Histoire -- 1947 (Partage) | Teilung | Roman | Indien | Englisch | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Geschichte 1947Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unsettling partition.DDC classification: 823/.91409954 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
"Making men for the India of tomorrow"? Gender and nationalist discourse in South Asia -- Fragments of imagination : rethinking the literary in historiography through narratives of India's partition -- Cracking the nation : memory, minorities, and the ends of narrative in Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India -- A heart divided : education, romance, and the domestic sphere in Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a broken column -- At a loss for words : reading the silence in South Asian women's partition narratives.
Review: "The Partition of India in 1947 marked the birth of two modern-nation states and the end of British colonialism in South Asia. The move towards the 'two nation solution' was accompanied by an unprecedented mass migration (over twelve million people) to and from areas that would become India and Pakistan." "Diverse representations of the violence that accompanied this migration (including the abduction and sexual assault of over 75,000 women) can be found in fictional, historical, autobiographical, and scholarly works. Unsettling Partition examines short stories, novels, testimonies, and historiography that represent women's experiences of the Partition."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-195) and index.

"Making men for the India of tomorrow"? Gender and nationalist discourse in South Asia -- Fragments of imagination : rethinking the literary in historiography through narratives of India's partition -- Cracking the nation : memory, minorities, and the ends of narrative in Bapsi Sidhwa's Cracking India -- A heart divided : education, romance, and the domestic sphere in Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a broken column -- At a loss for words : reading the silence in South Asian women's partition narratives.

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"The Partition of India in 1947 marked the birth of two modern-nation states and the end of British colonialism in South Asia. The move towards the 'two nation solution' was accompanied by an unprecedented mass migration (over twelve million people) to and from areas that would become India and Pakistan." "Diverse representations of the violence that accompanied this migration (including the abduction and sexual assault of over 75,000 women) can be found in fictional, historical, autobiographical, and scholarly works. Unsettling Partition examines short stories, novels, testimonies, and historiography that represent women's experiences of the Partition."--BOOK JACKET.

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