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

Anindya Raychaudhuri
Oral History Forum d'historie Oral

Independence, Partition and Gendered Violence

Bonani Chatterjee
An International Journal of World Literatures and Cultures

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

Dr. Ajay Saheb Rao Deshmukh
Dr. Suhel Samad Shaikh
Science, Technology and Development, 2022

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”

Jessica Namakkal
Taylor and Francis Online

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.

Memories of Madness: Stories of 1947

Khushwant Singh
Bhisham Sahni
Sadat Hasan Manto

Violence Trauma and Loss

Singh, Jasbir
Guru Nanak Dev University

The Colors of Violence: Cultural Identities, Religion, and Conflict

Sudhir Kakar
University of Chicago Press

Mirrors of Violence: Communities, Riots, and Survivors in South Asia

Veena Das
Oxford University Press

15th August 1947: India after Partition is declared Independent of British Rule

Maps of India

Maps of India offers a summary of events that describe the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

Legacy of Partition

Leicestershire County Council

An online archive of an exhibit held May 2, 2009 at the Braunstone Civic Centre focusing on The Legacy of Partition, 1947-2009.