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Author Zamindar, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali,
Title The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories / Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2010.
Edition Paperback edition.

Author Zamindar, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali,
Series Cultures of history.
Cultures of history.
Subject Refugees -- India.
Refugees -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa.
India -- History -- Partition, 1947.
India -- Boundaries -- Pakistan -- Pāṭa.
Pakistan -- Boundaries -- India.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 288 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Edition Paperback edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-278) and index.
Contents Introduction : The place of partition -- pt. 1. The making of refugees, 1947. -- Muslim exodus from Delhi -- Hindu exodus from Karachi -- pt. 2. Moving people, immovable property. -- Refugees, boundaries, citizens -- Economics of displacement -- pt. 3. Imagined limits, unimaginable nations. -- Passports and boundaries -- The phantasm of passports -- pt. 4. In conclusion. -- Moving boundaries.
Summary "Nation-states often shape the boundaries of historical enquiry, and thus silence the very histories that have sutured nations to territorial states. "India" and "Pakistan" were drawn onto maps in the midst of Partition's genocidal violence and one of the largest displacements of people in the twentieth century. Yet this historical specificity of decolonization on the very making of a nationalized cartography of modern South Asia has largely gone unexamined. In this remarkable study based on more than two years of ethnographic and archival research, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar argues that the combined interventions of the two postcolonial states were enormously important in shaping these massive displacements. She examines the long, contentious, and ambivalent process of drawing political boundaries and making distinct nation-states in the midst of this historic chaos. Zamindar crosses political and conceptual boundaries to bring together oral histories with north Indian Muslim families divided between the two cities of Delhi and Karachi with extensive archival research in previously unexamined Urdu newspapers and government records of India and Pakistan. She juxtaposes the experiences of ordinary people against the bureaucratic interventions of both postcolonial states to manage and control refugees and administer refugee property."--Book cover.
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System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 15, 2020).
ISBN 9780231511018 electronic book
0231511019 electronic book
9780231138468 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0231138466 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780231138475 paperback
ISBN/ISSN 99818849970
OCLC # 630927040
Additional Format Print version: 9780231511018 0231511019 (DLC) 2007012702 (OCoLC)122261773.

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