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The Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947 : Contour of Freedom - Bidyut Chakrabarti

The Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947

Contour of Freedom

Hardcover Published: 27th May 2004
ISBN: 9780415328890
Number Of Pages: 278

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The fragmentation of Bengal and Assam in 1947 was a crucial moment in India's socio-political history as a nation state. Both the British Indian provinces were divided as much through the actions of the Muslim League as by those of Congress and the British colonial power. Attributing partition largely to Hindu communalists is, therefore, historically inaccurate and factually misleading. The Partition of Bengal and Assam provides a review of constitutional and party politics as well as of popular attitudes and perceptions. The primary aim of this book is to unravel the intricate socio-economic and political processes that led up to partition, as Hindus and Muslims competed ferociously for the new power and privileges to be conferred on them with independence. As shown in the book, well before they divorced at a political level, Hindus and Muslims had been cleaved apart by their socio-economic differences. Partition was probably inevitable.

The Hindu-Muslim Differences: The socio-economic and cultural dimensions
Divide and Rule: The Communal Award and its Implications in Bengal
Politics of Accommodation and Confrontation : The second partition of Bengal
An Alternative to Partition: The United Bengal Scheme
Redefining Borders: The Boundary Commission and the partition of Bengal
Construction and Consolidation of Identities: The Sylhet referendum and partition
History of Partition or Partition of History?: Fractured and wounded voice of the people
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ISBN: 9780415328890
ISBN-10: 0415328896
Series: Routledgecurzon Studies in South Asia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 27th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1