The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan
Yale University Press, 2007 - 251 Seiten
The Partition of India in 1947 promised its people both political and religious freedom—through the liberation of India from British rule, and the creation of the Muslim state of Pakistan. Instead, the geographical divide brought displacement and death, and it benefited the few at the expense of the very many. Thousands of women were raped, at least one million people were killed, and ten to fifteen million were forced to leave their homes as refugees. One of the first events of decolonization in the twentieth century, Partition was also one of the most bloody.
In this book Yasmin Khan examines the context, execution, and aftermath of Partition, weaving together local politics and ordinary lives with the larger political forces at play. She exposes the widespread obliviousness to what Partition would entail in practice and how it would affect the populace. Drawing together fresh information from an array of sources, Khan underscores the catastrophic human cost and shows why the repercussions of Partition resound even now, some sixty years later. The book is an intelligent and timely analysis of Partition, the haste and recklessness with which it was completed, and the damaging legacy left in its wake.
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Review: The Great Partition: The Making of India and PakistanNutzerbericht - Abel - Goodreads
This was a frustrating read. I wanted to know the reasons for the outbreak in violence in India during partition. "As 1945 drew to a close, India was rocked by rebellions and revolts on an ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The Great Partition: The Making of India and PakistanNutzerbericht - Goodreads
British historian Yasmin Khan is to be saluted for her concise and yet moving narrative of one of the 20th century's great human tragedies: the partition of the Indian subcontinent into India and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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