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Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

Deepti Misri


This book shows how 1947 marked the beginning of a history of politicized animosity associated with the differing ideas of “India” held by communities and in regions on one hand, and by the political–military Indian state on the other. Assembling literary, historiographic, performative, and visual representations of gendered violence against men and women, the book establishes that cultural expressions do not just follow violence but determine its very contours, and interrogates the gendered scripts underwriting the violence originating in the contested visions of what “India” means. Ambitious ... More

Keywords: 1947, animosity, India, Indian state, gendered violence, caste, identity, class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038853
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deepti Misri, author
University of Colorado