Remembering Sylhet : Hindu and Muslim Voices from a Nearly Forgotten Story of India's Partition

By: Anindita Dasgupta

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1st Edition. Partition, the break-up of colonial India in 1947, has been the subject of substantial research, but the focus has been almost exclusively on the better known divisions of Punjab and Bengal. This work presents the little-known story of the district of Sylhet in colonial Assam, partitioned and ceded to East Pakistan following a referendum July 1947. Unique in Partition historiography, this research presents memories of the 1947 Sylhet Referendum and Partition, using oral narratives of both Sylheti Hindus and Muslims who migrated to Assam/India in the period 1947-50. It documents the memories of Sylheti Hindus who voted in favour of Sylhet’s retention within India but were forced to leave their ancestral homes and migrate to the Indian side soon after the Referendum, it also presents the voices of Sylheti Muslims, many of whom had voted in favour of joining Pakistan, but in the end were unable to move to the country of their choice. Printed Pages: 278

Title: Remembering Sylhet : Hindu and Muslim Voices from a Nearly Forgotten Story of India's Partition

Author Name: Anindita Dasgupta

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 817304984X

ISBN 13: 9788173049842

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200704

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