The Resource The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

Label
The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories
Title
The long partition and the making of modern South Asia
Title remainder
refugees, boundaries, histories
Statement of responsibility
Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. Yet this historical specificity of decolonization on the very making of a nationalized cartography of modern South Asia has largely gone unexamined. In this remarkable study based on more than two years of ethnographic and archival research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar argues that the combined interventions of the two postcolonial states were enormously important in shaping these massive displacements. She examines the long, contentious, and ambivalent process of drawing political boundaries and making distinct nation-states in the midst of this historic chaos. Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories with north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu newspapers and government records of India and Pakistan. She juxtaposes the experiences of ordinary people against the bureaucratic interventions of both postcolonial states to manage and control refugees and administer refugee property."--Book cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
954.04/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.842
LC item number
.Z37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cultures of history
Label
The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The place of partition -- pt. 1. The making of refugees, 1947. -- Muslim exodus from Delhi -- Hindu exodus from Karachi -- pt. 2. Moving people, immovable property. -- Refugees, boundaries, citizens -- Economics of displacement -- pt. 3. Imagined limits, unimaginable nations. -- Passports and boundaries -- The phantasm of passports -- pt. 4. In conclusion. -- Moving boundaries
Control code
ocn630927040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511018
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)630927040
  • pebcs0231511019
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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