The Myths Refugees Live By: Memory and history in the making of Bengali refugee identity

@article{Sen2013TheMR,
  title={The Myths Refugees Live By: Memory and history in the making of Bengali refugee identity},
  author={Uditi Sen},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2013},
  volume={48},
  pages={37 - 76}
}
  • Uditi Sen
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract Within the popular memory of the partition of India, the division of Bengal continues to evoke themes of political rupture, social tragedy, and nostalgia. The refugees or, more broadly speaking, Hindu migrants from East Bengal, are often the central agents of such narratives. This paper explores how the scholarship on East Bengali refugees portrays them either as hapless and passive victims of the regime of rehabilitation, which was designed to integrate refugees into the socio… Expand