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The Resource The Indian partition in literature and films : history, politics, and aesthetics, edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Debali Mookerjea-Leonard ; foreword by Antoinette Burton

The Indian partition in literature and films : history, politics, and aesthetics, edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Debali Mookerjea-Leonard ; foreword by Antoinette Burton

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The Indian partition in literature and films : history, politics, and aesthetics
Title
The Indian partition in literature and films
Title remainder
history, politics, and aesthetics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Debali Mookerjea-Leonard ; foreword by Antoinette Burton
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is only in the last few decades that literary critics and film scholars have begun to analyse the work. The emerging critical scholarship on the Partition and its aftermath has deepened our understanding of the relationship between historical trauma, collective memory, and cultural processes, and this book provides critical readings of literary and cinematic texts on the impact of the Partition both in the Punjab and in Bengal. The collection assembles studies on Anglophone writings with those on the largely unexplored vernacular works, and those which have rarely found a place in discussions on the Partition. It looks at representations of women's experiences of gendered violence in the Partition riots, and how literary texts have filled in the lack of the 'human dimension' in Partition histories. The book goes on to highlight how the memory of the Partition is preserved, and how the creative arts' relation to public memory and its place within the public sphere has changed through time. Collectively, the essays present a nuanced understanding of how the experience of violence, displacement, and trauma shaped postcolonial societies and subjectivities in the Indian subcontinent. Mapping the diverse topographies of Partition-related uncertainties and covering both well-known and lesser-known texts on the Partition, this book will be a useful contribution to studies of South Asian History, Asian Literature and Asian Film"--
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Dewey number
820.9/954
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9570.S64
LC item number
I53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1961-
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  • Mehta, Rini Bhattacharya
  • Mookerjea-Leonard, Debali
  • Burton, Antoinette M.
Series statement
Routledge contemporary South Asia series
Series volume
93
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  • South Asian literature (English)
  • Partition, Territorial, in literature
  • Motion pictures
  • India
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Partition of India (1947)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • Literature
  • Motion pictures
  • Partition, Territorial, in literature
  • South Asian literature (English)
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Asia
Label
The Indian partition in literature and films : history, politics, and aesthetics, edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Debali Mookerjea-Leonard ; foreword by Antoinette Burton
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Control code
881664717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781138781801
Lccn
2014022491
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)881664717
Label
The Indian partition in literature and films : history, politics, and aesthetics, edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Debali Mookerjea-Leonard ; foreword by Antoinette Burton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
881664717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781138781801
Lccn
2014022491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881664717

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