Partition of India: The Human Dimension

  title={Partition of India: The Human Dimension},
  author={Ian Talbot},
  journal={Cultural and Social History},
  pages={403 - 410}
  • I. Talbot
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Art
  • Cultural and Social History
The introduction sets the 'new history' of the partition of India in both its historical and historiographical context. It addresses some of the themes and methodologies of the 'new history' and demonstrates how they are taken up by the authors in this Special Issue of the Journal on the theme of the human dimension of the 1947 partition 
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An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Emotional Experience of the 1947 Partition Survivors
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The Origins of the Partition of India 1936-1947
The partition of India was one of the most cataclysmic events in modern history; the transfer of power to India and Pakistan in August 1947 was the first major act of decolonization by the British,
The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India
The partition of India into two countries, India and Pakistan, caused one of the most massive human convulsions in history. Within the space of two months in 1947 more than twelve million people were
For a discussion of the criticisms, see Talbot and Singh, The Partition of India
    Hasan pioneered the use of the Manto short story 'Toba Tek Singh' as a symbol of the confused identities arising from the upheaval of Partition
    • 1995
    These were rooted in timing and the patterns of migration in the two partitioned provinces and in the government resource allocations and attitudes to the 'refugee problem
    • Joya Chatterji's work on Bengal provides scope for further reflections on the similarities and differences between the Punjab and Bengal refugee experience
    • 2001
    The Aftermath of the Division of India (New Delhi, 2001), pp
    • 74–111; The Spoils of Partition: Bengal and India, 1947–1967
    • 2007