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The Spoils of Partition: Bengal and India, 1947-1967

By: Joya Chatterji

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023574

ISBN: 97805211515276

Condition: New


The partition of India in 1947 was a seminal event of the twentieth century. Much has been written about the Punjab and the creation of West Pakistan; by contrast, little is known about the partition of Bengal. This remarkable book by an acknowledged expert on the subject assesses the social, economic and political consequences of partition. Using new and previously unexplored sources, the book shows how and why the borders were redrawn, how the creation of new nation states led to unprecedented upheavals, massive shifts in population and wholly unexpected transformations of the political land... View more info