Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 June 2014

288 Pages | 6 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823256433

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Home, Uprooted

Oral Histories of India's Partition

Devika Chawla

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Offers a stunning narrative account of India's Partition from the perspective of the middle-class refugees who were forced from their homes, jobs, and lives in 1947 with the withdrawal of British rule in India.
  • Author connects the oral histories to her own family history and to the network of extended familial relationships she locates, remembers, and animates in the course of her fieldwork.
  • Gives readers a meditation on the intersections of home (material and storied), travel (motion), colonizer and colonized, memory, and identity, providing language and flesh to the theoretical discussions around these concepts by a diverse range of thinkers and writers including Martin Heidegger, Gaston Bachelard, Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, and Julia Kristeva.