Violence

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

Author(s): 
Deepti Misri
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Meridians, Duke University Press
www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/meridians.11.1.1

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.

Partitions and their Afterlives

Radhika Mohanram
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
2019

Communalism and Sexual Violence in India: The Politics of Gender, Ethnicity and Conflict

Megha Kumar
I.B. Tauris
2016

Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: Situating India

Jyoti Atwal
Iris Flessenkämper
Routledge India
2019

Women Writing Violence: The Novel and Radical Feminist Imaginaries

Shreerekha Subramanian
Sage Publications
2013

‘A certain terror’: corporeality and religion in narratives of the 1947 India/Pakistan partition

Anindya Raychaudhuri
Oral History Forum d'historie Oral
2017

Independence, Partition and Gendered Violence

Author(s): 
Bonani Chatterjee
Publisher/Sponsor: 
An International Journal of World Literatures and Cultures
www.academia.edu/64070703/Independence_Partition_and_Gendered_Violence?sm=b

Abstract:This paper seeks to analyse the causes of sectarianviolence against women which are rooted in the history of the partition of the country during independence and patriarchalattitudes which continue to dominate society. That this violencewas gendered is a fact largely ignored by recorded historyalthough it appears as a recurrent theme in the fictional narrativesof the partition.

Anxiety of Being: Remembering the Fears in Anita Rau Badami's Can You Hear the Night Bird Call

Author(s): 
Dr. Ajay Saheb Rao Deshmukh
Dr. Suhel Samad Shaikh
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Science, Technology and Development, 2022
www.academia.edu/69308192/ANXIETY_OF_BEING_REMEMBERING_THE_FEARS_IN_ANITA_RAU_BADAMIS_CAN_YOU_HEAR_THE_NIGHT_BIRD_CALL

Abstract: Fear is one of the primary emotions and state of psychological being which affects the physical existence of human being. Literature dealing with holocaust, partition or physicalviolence also highlights the dimension of fear. Victims are always under the siege of psychological trauma that devastates their human existence.

Anxiety of Being: Remembering the Fears in Anita Rau Badami's Can You Hear the Night Bird Call

Author(s): 
Dr. Ajay Saheb Rao Deshmukh
Dr. Suhel Samad Shaikh
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Science, Technology and Development, 2022
www.academia.edu/69308192/ANXIETY_OF_BEING_REMEMBERING_THE_FEARS_IN_ANITA_RAU_BADAMIS_CAN_YOU_HEAR_THE_NIGHT_BIRD_CALL

Abstract: Fear is one of the primary emotions and state of psychological being which affects the physical existence of human being. Literature dealing with holocaust, partition or physicalviolence also highlights the dimension of fear. Victims are always under the siege of psychological trauma that devastates their human existence.

The Terror of Decolonization: Exploring French India’s “Goonda Raj”

Author(s): 
Jessica Namakkal
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Taylor and Francis Online
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369801X.2016.1231586

Abstract: The colonial archives are filled with documents detailing incidents of arson, beatings, shootings, robberies and harassment that occurred along the contours of the numerous borders that separated French India from India following the departure of the British in 1947. The framing of these years as a period of terror wrought by “goondas” covered an underlying anxiety about the future of the nation-state and national citizenship at the moment of decolonization.

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