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.

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National Bank Trust

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University of Toronto Press