Remembering Partition Essay

Gyanendra Pandey's book Remembering Partition explores the implications of state-fostered religious cleavages (and the violence stemming from them) during India’s Partition. In Chapter One, Pandey begins by introducing Partition as “violence, a cataclysm, a world (or worlds) torn apart” that led to a “radical reconstruction of community and history” (7). In describing Partition as a …

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