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The Refugee Colonies of Kolkata: History, Politics and Memory

Author(s): 
Anwesha Sengupta
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Sahapedia
https://www.sahapedia.org/refugee-colonies-kolkata-history-politics-and-memory

Calcutta (Kolkata) was deeply affected by the partition of British India. Sir Cyril Radcliffe’s line that separated the eastern wing of Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) from India had devastating consequences for the region’s economy and society.

"Partition of India and the refugee resettlement in West Dinajpur district (1947-2011): A historical study"

Author(s): 
Chhotan Basak
Publisher/Sponsor: 
History Journal
www.historyjournal.net/article/117/3-2-30-395.pdf

The objective of this study were to determine the existing conditions of the refugees in the West Dinajpur district in West Bengal, India, and their grievances towards the central and state government of India and the demographic change which had a severe impact on the society and economy of West Dinajpur District from 1947-2011. The other objectives of this study are as follows. To study the history of refugee resettlement programme in West Dinajpur. To asses the origin of the Refugee problem, it’s nature, characteristics and development.

Contesting refugeehood: squatting as survival in post-partition Calcutta

Author(s): 
Romola Sanyal
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Taylor and Francis Online
www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504630802692937

In the aftermath of conflicts, refugees are often treated as helpless victims of trauma in need of international aid and intervention. Refugees can and do however move beyond the culture of dependency to create sustainable existences within their new environments. While much attention is given to the politics of displacement, humanitarian intervention and human rights of refugees, little is written about the ways in which refugees actually live, particularly those who have chosen to settle themselves rather than allow outside powers to intervene in their settlement choices.

From Dandakaranya to Marichjhapi: rehabilitation, representation and the partition of Bengal (1947)

Author(s): 
Debjani Sengupta
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Taylor & Francis Online
www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10350330.2011.535673

The Partition of India (1947) is commonly understood as a violent territorial and political separation of peoples, their forced evictions and migration as well as communal upheavals. But India's Partition can be seen as something more than separation of communities and the creation of distinct national identities. This paper suggests that refugee rehabilitation, one of the important processes of the post-Partition years, formed the rubric through which we remember 1947.

Bengal Partition Refugees at Sealdah Railway Station, 1950–60

Anwesha Sengupta
Sage Pub
2021

Recovering the Silenced Voices

Mousumi Choudhury
journalijar
2021

The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration

Yannis Hamilakis
Equinox Publishing Ltd
2018

Different Identity Formations in Bengal Partition Narratives by Dalit Refugees

Author(s): 
Sarbani Banerjee
Publisher/Sponsor: 
Taylor and Francis Online
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369801X.2016.1277154

Abstract: This essay examines the representation of Dalit refugees’ experiences in post-Partition West Bengal through Adhir Biswas’ memoirs Deshbhager smriti ([Biswas, Adhir. 2010. Deshbhager Smriti. 4 vols. Kolkata: Gangchil], Bengali) and Allar jomite paa ([Biswas, Adhir. 2012. Allar jomite paa. Kolkata: Gangchil], Bengali) and Manoranjan Byapari’s autobiographical work Itibritte chandal jibon ([Byapari, Manoranjan. 2012. Itibritte Chandal Jibon. 1 vol. Kolkata: Kolkata Prakashan], Bengali).

Memories of the 1947 Bengal Partition and Its Aftermath: Tanvir Mokammel’s Seemantorekha

Sumallya Mukhopadhyay
SAGE
2021

Inherited Memories: Third Generation Perspectives on Partition in the East

Firdous Azim
Zubaan Books
2020

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