Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition Through Material Memory Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition Through Material Memory

Remnants of a Separation: A History of the Partition Through Material Memory

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Remnants of a Separation is a unique attempt to revisit the Partition through objects that refugees carried with them across the border. These belongings absorbed the memory of a time and place, remaining latent and undisturbed for generations. They now speak of their owner's pasts as they emerge as testaments to the struggle, sacrifice, pain and belonging at an unparalleled moment in history. A string of pearls gifted by a maharaja, carried from Dalhousie to Lahore, reveals the grandeur of a life that once was. A notebook of poems, brought from Lahore to Kalyan, shows one woman's determination to pursue the written word despite the turmoil around her. A refugee certificate created in Calcutta evokes in a daughter the feelings of displacement her father had experienced upon leaving Mymensingh zila, now in Bangladesh. Written as a crossover between history and anthropology, Remnants of a Separation is the product of years of painstaking and passionate research. It pieces together an alternative history of the Partition - the first and only one told through material memory that makes the event tangible even seven decades later.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2017
August 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins Publishers India
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
6.2
MB

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