Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition

By: Devika Chawla

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About the Book The Indian Independence Act of 1947 granted India freedom from British rule, signaling the formal end of the British Raj in the subcontinent. This freedom, though, came at a price: partition, the division of the country into India and Pakistan, and the communal riots that followed. These riots resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1 million Hindus and Muslims and the displacement of about 20 million persons on both sides of the border. This watershed socioeconomic–geopolitical moment cast an enduring shadow on India’s relationship with neighboring Pakistan. Presenting a perspective of the middle-class refugees who were forced from their homes, jobs, and lives with the withdrawal of British rule in India, Home, Uprooted delves into the lives of forty-five Partition refugees and their descendants to show how this epochal event continues to shape their lives. Printed Pages: 288

Title: Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition

Author Name: Devika Chawla

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Fordham University Press/ Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 0823256448

ISBN 13: 9780823256440

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202043

Keywords: Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition Devika Chawla