The Economic Consequences of Partition: India and Pakistan

Wayne Wilcox
Journal of International Affairs

Women's Courtyard

Khadija Mastur
Daisy Rockwell (trans.)
Penguin India

Love Partitioned: A Historical Novel

Manjula Waldron
Independently Published

The Violence of Memory: Renarrating Partition Violence in Shauna Singh Baldwin's What the Body Remembers

Deepti Misri
Meridians, Duke University Press

This article explores how Shauna Singh Baldwin's novel What the Body Remembers builds on Partition feminist historiography in order to exhume and retell the story of family violence against women during India's Partition, intended to “save their honor” from rioting mobs. While feminist historiographies have restored Partition survivors' memories of violence to the historical archive, Baldwin's novel explicitly foregrounds the role of gendered bodies in and as the archive of communal memories of violence.

Daughters of Mother India in Search of a Nation: Women's Narratives about the Nation

Jasbir Jain
Economic and Political Weekly

The image of "Mother India" has often been used to represent the nation, but within this image the relationship of women to the nation does not find a place. The question of where a woman belongs is one that has many answers but these are hardly ever related to nationhood. This article looks at how nation and nationhood have been defined in women's writings in India. It attempts to explore this through two main themes: first, narratives of partition, specifically those written by women across the border and second, the dominant perceptions reflected in women's writings.

The Girls Ate Last

Supriya Singh
Angsana Publications

History at the Crossroad: Investigating Partition Novels

Ram Naresh Pandey
Akhand Publishing House

Partition of India: Literary Responses

SR Chakravarti
Mazhar Hussain
Har-Anand Publications

Trauma : Voices on Partition of India

Raju Jayasing Patole
Laxmi Publication