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Ramchand Pakistani, Khamosh Pani and the traumatic evocation of Partition

Humaira Saeed
Taylor & Francis Online

This article will address the themes of partition, gender and trauma within two independent films from Pakistan, Sabiha Sumar's Khamosh Pani (2003) and Mehreen Jabbar's Ramchand Pakistani (2008). The article will consider how the events of 1947 – partition of India and creation of Pakistan – recur within the films as disruptive trauma. The article will consider what an engagement with the characteristics of trauma such as involuntary recall and disruption can bring to my readings of the films.

The silence of partition: borders, trauma, and partition history

Jennifer Yusin
Taylor & Francis Online

In contrast to the story of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan as an epiphenomenal event of independence, this article suggests that the division of British India signaled a unique rupture in which the creation of borders became the defining traumatic event of that history.

Trauma : Voices on Partition of India

Raju Jayasing Patole
Laxmi Publication

The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science

Shaili Jain

Historic Trauma and the Politics of the Present in India

Pradip Datta
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: India has had a very different history of violence and conflict from South Africa's, yet each democracy has had to face questions of how to deal with memories of past suffering, which bear directly on the quality of political life in the present. In India, the dream of national independence in 1947 rapidly changed into a nightmare of religious and ethnic violence. Britain's empire in the sub-continent was divided into two countries, Muslim-based Pakistan and constitutionally secular India, amid horrific massacres of Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs.

Partition: The Trauma of Partitioned Lives... in Films and Fiction

Farzana S. Ali
Mohammad Sabir
Dattsons Publishers

Resisting the Silence: Exploring Memories of the 1947 Partition of India through the Voices of Second Generation Punjabi Women

Mandeep Bhalru
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing