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(4/25) Borderland Narratives on the Bengal Partition

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
India Studies Fund at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Spurlock Museum
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Date
Apr 25, 2019   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Moderator: Koeli Moitra Goel; Panelists: Anustup Basu, Hans Hock, and Sudipto Das
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Terri Gitler
E-Mail
csames@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-7331
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India's Independence & Partition saw horrific violence unsettling the entire region. Bengal was divided into West Bengal (India) and East Pakistan based on territorial religious majority. The forced migration, trauma and displacement of millions call for postcolonial interventions. Academic discourses on partition of a fragmented Bengal has been few and far between. How can we best understand and learn from the ferocity of history when the Radcliffe Line was drawn?

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