Borders & Boundaries | Partition Of India | PakistanThe Pak-India Forums first ever meeting of citizens each from both the countries in New Delhi in February was meant to build a peopletopeople dialogue of shared concerns, about peace and democracy across the border based on an acceptance of the settled existence of two independent states. But, here was a film which in its treatment of a family divided by Partition, in particular the plight of divided women family members, raised again the question of belonging, of the failure to feel settled in Pakistan and the necessary choice of return to India, for the widowed aunt, Mammo. It was the co-chair of the forum, Dr Mubashir Hasan, himself a refugee from Panipat, whose experience of his familys displacement and settlement, helped to put in perspective the embarrassing uneasiness engendered by Mammo as a political metaphor. In the case of his mother too, there had been a deep sense of not feeling settled in Pakistan. Her persistent refu,sal.
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Ritu Menon, ed. New Delhi: Women Unlimited, Ritu Menon's edited volume No Woman's Land: Women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Write on the Partition of India is an important addition to the growing body of scholarship revising and reconstructing the history of two critical moments in modern South Asia: the Partition that resulted in the emergence of India and Pakistan as independent nation states in , and the subsequent carving out of Bangladesh from Pakistan in While historians of South Asia are familiar with the official statistics, it may be useful to rehearse them for readers of H-Gender-Mideast. In the space of a few months in , an estimated twelve million people moved between the new nations of India and the two wings of Pakistan in the west and the east. Of these, an estimated ten million moved in the west alone. Widespread killings, looting, abductions, and rape accompanied this forced migration of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs in the west, and Hindus and Muslims in the east.
NWSA Journal Rarely does one have the pleasure of reviewing books that offer an innovative reading of important areas of recent scholarship and provide an epistemic challenge to prior interpretations. Each of these books focuses on women as authors of their own destiny and as creators and transformers of social relations and institutions from which they had previously been elided. In so doing, they offer a feminist critique of extant analyses of property relations and war. Srimati Basu's study of the gendered division of property illuminates property relations as the site of conflict between established systems of privilege and the principles of individual rights and liberties.
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