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    DescriptionThe partition of India in 1947 promised its people both political and religious freedom - through the liberation of India from British rule, and the creation of the Muslim state of Pakistan. In reality the geographical divide effected an even greater schism of the population, benefiting the few at the expense of the very many, exposing huge numbers of the population to desperate and devastating consequences. Thousands of women were raped, at least one million people were killed, and ten- to fifteen-times that number were forced to leave their homes as refugees. It was one of the first, the most bloody, and remains one of the most significant, events of decolonisation in the twentieth century.In "Partition: A People's History", Yasmin Khan examines the context, execution and aftermath of partition, integrating an incisive knowledge of political manoeuvres with a deeply-felt understanding of their fundamental social and cultural consequences. She exposes the obliviousness of the small elite driving division, as well as the majority of activists on both sides, to what partition would entail in practice and its effects on the populace. Its repercussions still resound today.Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of partition, Yasmin Khan's personal account draws together a fresh and considerable body of research, including many new interviews, newspaper extracts and archival sources, to reappraise independence and division and reinforce its catastrophic human cost. Intelligent, terrifying, wise and timely, "Partition: A People's History" is a testament to a country and people who were brutally and recklessly ripped apart.


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    Title
    The Great Partition
    Subtitle
    The Making of India and Pakistan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yasmin Khan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300143331
    ISBN 10: 0300143338
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKP
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 954
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: HBTQ
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    LC classification: DS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A40260000
    BISAC V2.8: POL031000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15403036, A15403000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 954.042
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKP
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHTQ
    Illustrations note
    16 black-&-white illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Yasmin Khan is Lecturer in Politics, Royal Holloway, University of London.
    Review quote
    "'Yasmin Khan, a British historian, has written a riveting book on this terrible story.' The Economist 'Khan's important new book marries these two approaches, showing the relationship between the human and the political.' Susan Williams, BBC History Magazine 'Khan's angry, unsparing analysis of catastrophe is provocative and painful.' The Times"