The Historiography of India's Partition: Between Civilization and Modernity

  title={The Historiography of India's Partition: Between Civilization and Modernity},
  author={David Gilmartin},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={23 - 41}
  • D. Gilmartin
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
More than sixty-five years after the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, controversy about partition, its causes and its effects, continues. Yet the emphases in these debates have changed over the years, and it is perhaps time, in the wake of India's recent elections, to take stock once again of how these debates have developed in the last several decades and where they are heading. What gives these controversies particular significance is that they are not just about that singular… 
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