The partition of India and retributive genocide in the Punjab, 1946-47: Means, methods, and purposes 1

  title={The partition of India and retributive genocide in the Punjab, 1946-47: Means, methods, and purposes 1},
  author={Paul R. Brass},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={101 - 71}
  • P. Brass
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Genocide Research
Genocide studies suffer from several defects that compromise the systematic study of its origins, the dynamic processes by which it is produced, contained, or prevented. These defects include excessive argument over labelling, a narrowed focus on uncovering previously unknown or little known sites of genocide, and forms of causal analysis that involve little more than heavy-handed laying of blame upon a particular or general source: the state, a leader, a whole people. The argument over… 
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