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Panel: Borderland Narratives of the Bengal Partition

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
India Studies Fund at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Location
Spurlock Museum, 600 S Gregory St, Urbana
Date
Apr 25, 2019   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Contact
Beth Watkins
E-Mail
ewatkins@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Borders and partitions have troubled histories of divisive politics in which neighboring communities walled off from each other continue to be shaken up by tremors of such divisions long after the actual event. This panel examines community experiences related to India’s Partition in 1947. In the aftermath of the British Raj’s decision to leave behind a divided territory in South Asia, the subcontinent was wracked by violent communal aggressions.

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