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dc.contributor.authorRoy, Haimanti
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-04T14:25:10Z
dc.date.available2010-02-04T14:25:10Z
dc.date.issued2009-02
dc.identifier.issn0026-749X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/51358
dc.description.abstractThe historiography on the Partition of Bengal has tended to see it as a culmination of long term trends Hindu and Muslim communalism within the province. This essay offers a counter narrative to the ‘inevitability’ of the Partition by focusing on Bengali public discourse in the months leading up to the Partition. The possibility of a division generated a large-scale debate amongst the educated in Bengal and they articulated their views by sending numerous letters to leading newspapers, district political and civic organizations and sometimes published pamphlets for local consumption. A critical examination of this public debate for and against Partition reveals the countdown to August 1947 as a period of multiple possibilities. Understanding the genesis provides the starting point and the necessary corrective to evaluate India’s path to post –colonial nationhood.en
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0026749X08003788en
dc.rightsAttribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unporteden
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en
dc.sourceHaimanti Royen
dc.titleA Partition of Contingency? Public Discourse in Bengal 1946–1947en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.citationHAIMANTI ROY (2009). A Partition of Contingency? Public Discourse in Bengal, 1946–1947. Modern Asian Studies, 43 , pp 1355-1384 doi:10.1017/S0026749X08003788en
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities. History Sectionen_US
dc.contributor.approverRoy, Haimanti
dc.contributor.mitauthorRoy, Haimanti
dc.relation.journalModern Asian Studiesen
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscript
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eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden
dspace.orderedauthorsROY, HAIMANTIen
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen


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