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Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Haimanti Roy


Partitioned States offers new perspective in the histories of Partition and its aftermath by connecting it to the long drawn out and skewed formation of new national entities: India and East Pakistan. Haimanti Roy focuses on the Bengal Partition and locates its narrative within the intersection of long term cross border movement, chronic small scale violence and the emergence of a document regime, biased national refugee policies, all of which contributed to the formation of national citizenships in India and East Pakistan. Roy argues that minorities, Hindus in East Pakistan and M ... More

Keywords: Partition, citizenship, refugees, migrants, borders, passports, violence, identity, nationalism, 1950s, rehabilitation, East Pakistan, requisition of property, nation-states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198081777
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Haimanti Roy, author
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA