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By Ritu Menon

ISBN-10: 0813525527

ISBN-13: 9780813525525

ISBN-10: 8186706003

ISBN-13: 9788186706008

As an occasion of shattering outcome, the Partition of India continues to be major this day. whereas Partition sounds tender on paper, the truth was once awful. greater than 8 million humans migrated and a million died within the approach. The compelled migration, violence among Hindus and Muslims, and mass widowhood have been exceptional and well-documented. What used to be much less seen yet both genuine was once that hundreds of thousands of individuals needed to realign their identities, doubtful approximately who they suggestion they have been. The rending of the social and emotional textile that came about in 1947 remains to be faraway from mended.


While there are many reliable money owed of Partition, there are few social histories and no feminist histories. Borders and limits adjustments that, supplying first-hand money owed and memoirs, juxtaposed along authentic govt money owed. The authors make girls not just noticeable yet crucial. They discover what state, kingdom, and spiritual identification intended for girls, they usually tackle the query of the geographical region and the gendering of citizenship.


In the greatest ever peace-time mass migration of individuals, violence opposed to ladies turned the norm. millions of ladies dedicated suicide or have been performed to loss of life through their very own kinsmen. approximately 100,000 girls have been "abducted" through the migration. a tender lady could have been separated from her relations whilst a convoy used to be ambushed, kidnapped through humans of one other faith, compelled to transform, and compelled into marriage or cohabitation. After bearing a toddler, she will be provided the chance to come provided that she left her baby in the back of and if she may well face disgrace in her natal group. those tales don't paint their matters as sufferers. Theirs are the tales of battles over gender, the physique, sexuality, and nationalism-stories of girls battling for identity.

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