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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (1): 50–65.
Published: 01 March 2019
... government for the rehabilitation of East Bengali refugees, see Joya Chatterji, The Spoils of Partition: Bengal and India, 1947–1967 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007): “Long after the number of refugees in West Bengal had outstripped those in the East Punjab, such funds for their relief and...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (1): 42–49.
Published: 01 March 2019
... India and Pakistan by the British, Ray Chowdhury's family had been vacationing in the city of Patna. They were unable to travel back home to Mymensingh due to rising communal and political turmoil. When the Partition line was finally declared, they found themselves living life as refugees in Calcutta in...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (2): 1–7.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... This is the geopolitical event that came to be known as the batwara (in Hindustani) and Partition (in English). My Hindu grandparents found themselves on the wrong side of the divide. For many months, my grandfather resisted crossing that border into India. He waited in the hope that the communal...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2019) 8 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2019
... gift of freedom from colonial rule, is called the Partition. It led to one of the deadliest Hindu–Muslim communal riots in Indian history. One million people died, and 20 million were displaced. My family, Hindus who happened to live in what became Pakistan, fled to India and became refugees. Everyone...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (4): 87–110.
Published: 01 December 2017
...): 29. 26. Devika Chawla, Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014), 144. 27. Ibid., 138. 28. Schuetz, “The Stranger” 499. 29. Ibid., 503, 499. 30. “Snowbirds” is a somewhat derogatory term referring to wealthy retired folk...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (2): 92–97.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986). 6. Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , ed. Hannah Arendt, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken, 1968), 255. 7. Devika Chawla, Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India's Partition (New York...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2017) 6 (2): 4–15.
Published: 01 June 2017
... away. She was, I am told, raised by her father and her extended relatives. Biji's father, my maternal great-grandfather, was the only person from the old country whose name would evoke a smile in her. She loved him deeply. But there is something before the Partition. How can there not be? The first...
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Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2014) 3 (2): 152–161.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., poetic, and imaginary spaces of home along with refugees, paying attention to the ways they center home in their oral histories of the British partitioning of India in 1947, has brought me here. In puzzling over the terrains of their ima- ginations and longings for the old country, I find that I the...