The Partition of Bengal: Fragile Borders and New Identities by Debjani Sengupta

By Debjani Sengupta

This research seems to be on the wealthy literature that has been spawned in the course of the historic mind's eye of Bengali-speaking writers in West Bengal and Bangladesh via problems with homelessness, migration and exile to work out how the Partition of Bengal in 1947 has thrown an extended shadow over stories and cultural practices. via a wealthy trove of literary and different fabrics, the e-book lays naked how the Partition has been remembered or the way it has been forgotten. For the 1st time, hitherto untranslated archival fabrics and texts in Bangla were prepare to evaluate the influence of 1947 at the cultural reminiscence of Bangla-speaking peoples and groups. This research contends that there's now not one yet many smaller walls that girls and males suffered, every one with its personal textures of ache, guilt and affirmation.

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The Partition of Bengal: Fragile Borders and New Identities

This research seems to be on the wealthy literature that has been spawned during the old mind's eye of Bengali-speaking writers in West Bengal and Bangladesh via problems with homelessness, migration and exile to work out how the Partition of Bengal in 1947 has thrown an extended shadow over stories and cultural practices.

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