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The Great Partition : the making of India and Pakistan

Author: Yasmin Khan
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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"This new edition of Yasmin Khan's reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the Partition in light of the current refugee crisis. Reviews of the first edition: 'A riveting book on this terrible story'--The Economist; 'Unsparing. Provocative and painful'--The Times  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmin Khan
ISBN: 9780300230321 030023032X
OCLC Number: 987491559
Description: xxxiv, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Glossary --
Timeline of Major Events, 1945-1950 --
Preface to the New Edition --
Introduction: The Plan --
In the Shadow of War --
Changing Regime --
The Unravelling Raj --
The Collapse of Trust --
From Breakdown to Breakdown --
Untangling Two Nations --
Blood on the Tracks --
Leprous Daybreak --
Bitter Legacies --
Divided Families --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Yasmin Khan.

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"This new edition of Yasmin Khan's reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the Partition in light of the current refugee crisis. Reviews of the first edition: 'A riveting book on this terrible story'--The Economist; 'Unsparing. Provocative and painful'--The Times (London); 'Many histories of Partition focus solely on the elite policy makers. Yasmin Khan's empathetic account gives a great insight into the hopes, dreams, and fears of the millions affected by it'--Owen Bennett Jones, BBC"--Provided by publisher.

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