The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan, New Edition

The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan, New Edition

by Yasmin Khan

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A reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan

This new edition of Yasmin Khan’s reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the Partition in light of the current refugee crisis.
Reviews of the first edition:
“A riveting book on this terrible story.”—Economist
“Unsparing. . . . Provocative and painful.”—Times (London)
“Many histories of Partition focus solely on the elite policy makers. Yasmin Khan’s empathetic account gives a great insight into the hopes, dreams, and fears of the millions affected by it.”—Owen Bennett Jones, BBC

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300230321
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Edition description: Second Edition, 2
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 494,544
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Yasmin Khan is associate professor of history and Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and author of The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

List of Maps x

List of Abbreviations xi

Glossary xiii

Timeline of Major Events, 1945-50 xv

Preface to the New Edition xx

Introduction: The Plan 1

1 In the Shadow of War 11

2 Changing Regime 23

3 The Unravelling Raj 40

4 The Collapse of Trust 63

5 From Breakdown to Breakdown 81

6 Untangling Two Nations 104

7 Blood on the Tracks 128

8 Leprous Daybreak 143

9 Bitter Legacies 167

10 Divided Families 186

Epilogue 205

Notes 211

Select Bibliography 233

Index 243

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