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Divided Countries, Separated Cities

Divided Countries, Separated Cities
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Item Code: IDG026
Author: Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes Rada Ivekovic
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 0195665406
Pages: 192
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.9"
weight of the book: 437 gms
About the Author:

For over a century, partition has been considered the only solution when transaction, and politics, have failed. But can partition really provide a long-term solution to a conflict or even prevent further conflict? How peaceful is life in cities that have been separated?

This interesting collection of writings presents sensitive, complex, and wide-ranging reflections on the modern phenomenon of partition. The essays consider the mechanisms of nation-building in partition, both post-colonial and in the context of post-1989 transitions in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and analyses whether the partition of the Indian subcontinent should be considered a paradigm case.

The particular histories of nationalism and partition are different in the countries involved, but the commonalities in the painful universality of the experience, and in the narrative structures, state and nation-building strategies, patriarchal patterns of control, and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion are striking. The texts engage in critical thinking about processes such as fragmentation and exclusion, placing them in perspective in the historical event of partition.

This thought-provoking volume, sharply analytical yet lucidly written, will attract analytical yet lucidly written, will attract scholars and students of history, sociology, politics, urban studies, and cultural studies, as also the interested lay reader.

About the Book:

MUSHIRUL HASAN (EDITOR)

The Partition Omnibus

GYANENDRA PANDEY

The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

(Oxford India Paperbacks)

MUSHIRUL HASAN (EDITOR)

India's Partition

Process, Strategy and Mobilization

(Oxford India Paperbacks)

MUSHIRUL HASAN (EDITOR)

Inventing Boundaries

CONTENTS

Prefacevii
PROOGUE1
Settling Partition Hostilities: Lessons Learnt, the Options Ahead
Radha Kumar
3
DIVIDED COUNTRIES, SEPARATED CITIES19
The Last Hurrah that Continues
Ranabir Samaddar
21
History as Drama
Friedrich Dieckmann
36
The Partition of India
Claude Markovits
50
Divorce by Mutual Consent or War of Secession?63
(Czechoslovakia-Yugoslavia)
Jacques Rupnic
On the Hague Conference, 1991
Goran Fejic
73
Refugee Memory in India and Pakistan
Syed Sikander Mehdi
85
Families, Displacement
Meghna Guhathakurta
96
The Mostar Story, or the Twenty-first-century Berlin
Ozren Kebo
106
Lies of the Island: Cyprus
Ahmet Altan
112
The Dynamics of Division
Ritu Menon
115
Women's Trauma and Triumph
Subhoranjan Dasgupta
130
Asymmetrical Nationhood in India and Pakistan
Mushirul Hasan
140
From the Nation to Partition;
Through Partition to the Nation: Readings
Rada Ivekovic
150
PORTRAIT175
Jerusalem's Stumbling Blocks
Antoine Maurice
177
List of Contributors184
Index186

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