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Daughters of Trauma: Women as Sites of Nationalistic Appropriation in Partition Cinema

Author(s): 
Roshni Sengupta
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Księgarnia Akademicka
https://www.jstor.org/stable/26916358

"This paper attempts to delineate and focus on the common narrative thread running through subsequent cinematic treatises on the situation of women during the Partition, particularly those kidnapped and sexually violated during the vivisection. It proposes to construct a cultural and memorialized history of the Partition through a reading of mediated representations of literary engagements with the event, particularly the narrativization of the cinematic trope of the ‘radicalized’ Muslim and his involvement in the abduction of “chaste” Hindu women during the cataclysmic event.

Women and the Pakistan International Airlines in Ayub Khan’s Pakistan

Dr Pippa Virdee
The International History Review
2018

Representing subjugation: or, the figure of the woman in partition history

Author(s): 
Rashné Limki
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Taylor and Francis Online
www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504630.2020.1814717

This paper interrogates the reparative possibilities of representing subjugated voices in historical narratives. It examines, first, the onto-epistemic conditions under which this representation becomes possible. Further, it demonstrates that the possibility of representation is contingent upon the reproduction of the subjugated subject as a signifier of onto-epistemic difference. This form of representation fails to repair the harm underlying subjugation.

Persisting Partition: Affect, Memory and Trauma in Women's Narratives of Pakistan

Humaira Saeed
Bloomsbury Academic
2022

Partition migration and resettlement - The experience of women Bengal 1947-1964

Tista Das
University of Calcutta
2015

Rural Women’s Power in South Asia: Understanding Shakti

Pashington Obeng
‎Palgrave Macmillan
2014

The Violence of Memory: Renarrating Partition Violence in Shauna Singh Baldwin's What the Body Remembers

Author(s): 
Deepti Misri
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Meridians, Duke University Press
www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/meridians.11.1.1

This article explores how Shauna Singh Baldwin's novel What the Body Remembers builds on Partition feminist historiography in order to exhume and retell the story of family violence against women during India's Partition, intended to “save their honor” from rioting mobs. While feminist historiographies have restored Partition survivors' memories of violence to the historical archive, Baldwin's novel explicitly foregrounds the role of gendered bodies in and as the archive of communal memories of violence.

Daughters of Mother India in Search of a Nation: Women's Narratives about the Nation

Author(s): 
Jasbir Jain
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Economic and Political Weekly
www.jstor.org/stable/4418143

The image of "Mother India" has often been used to represent the nation, but within this image the relationship of women to the nation does not find a place. The question of where a woman belongs is one that has many answers but these are hardly ever related to nationhood. This article looks at how nation and nationhood have been defined in women's writings in India. It attempts to explore this through two main themes: first, narratives of partition, specifically those written by women across the border and second, the dominant perceptions reflected in women's writings.

Communalism and Women's Writing in Independent India

Nikhila H.
Scholars' Press
2014

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