What the Nation Re-members: Resisting Victim Nationalism in Partition Memorial Project

  title={What the Nation Re-members: Resisting Victim Nationalism in Partition Memorial Project},
  author={Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas},
  pages={398 - 413}
This article theorizes artistic interventions that resist victim nationalism and hegemonic practices of trauma and memory. Engaging the work of feminist installation artist Pritika Chowdhry and her ongoing series Partition Memorial Project, I trace the artist’s ability to dislodge nationalist histories of India’s Partition. Specifically, I argue that Chowdhry’s aestheticization of the female body is central to disrupting nationalist narratives of trauma and memory and their corresponding tropes… 
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