Cross-cultural studies

Listening for Echoes: Partition in Three Contexts

Smita Tewari Jassal
Eyal Ben-Ari
Economic and Political Weekly

The experience of partition as a political and territorial separation of groups and societies is shared by a number of states in contemporary times. As many societies have been shaped in significant yet uniquely different ways by partition, this essay examines its relevance in facilitating conversations across cultures. In moving beyond contexts and cultural specificities, this essay searches for comparative insights and approaches with the potential for fruitful dialogue.