Item description for Amritsar: Voices from Between India and Pakistan by Ian Talbot...
The city of Amritsar stands on the volatile border between India and Pakistan. It has been a focus for political and religious conflict since the partition of 1947. Amritsar brings together 25 first-hand accounts of life in a city at the epicentre of one of the largest and bloodiest forced migrations in history. The interviews explore experiences from the time of partition: from the suddenness of uprooting and the belief that the migration was only to be temporary to the enduring sense that the violence was politically and not culturally or religiously motivated. Issues raised include: the abduction and rehabilitation of women and children; the differing experiences of elite and subaltern classes; the memories of refugee convoys and camps; the hazards of border crossing; and the nostalgia for pre-Partition bonds between Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2007
Publisher Seagull Books
ISBN 1905422326 ISBN13 9781905422326
Availability 0 units.
More About Ian Talbot
Ian Talbot is Professor of History at the University of Southampton. His recent publications include The Deadly Embrace: Religion, Politics and Violence in India and Pakistan 1947 2002 (ed., 2007) and Divided Cities: Partition and its Aftermath in Lahore and Amritsar 1947 1957 (2006).
Ian Talbot was born in 1950 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Southampton Coventry University Imperial College Faculty.