Remembering partition: women, oral histories and the Partition of 1947

This article explores key developments in the way Partition has been represented in the history of India and Pakistan. It more specifically examines how alternative silent voices have been become more visible in the past fifteen years in the historiography of Partition. This shift has been made possible with the use of oral testimonies to document accounts of ordinary people's experiences of this event in the history of India and Pakistan. The article then goes on to reflect on the author's experiences of working in South Asia and the use of oral history as a radical and empowering tool in understanding women's history in Pakistan.

Pippa Virdee
Oral History Vol. 41, No. 2, CONFLICT (AUTUMN 2013), pp. 49-62 (14 pages) Oral History Society