Caste and partition in Bengal the story of Dalit refugees, 1946-1961 /

This text seeks to situate caste as a discursive category in the discussion of Partition in Bengal. In conventional narratives of Partition, the role of the Dalit or the Scheduled Castes is either completely ignored or mentioned in passing. The authors addresse this discursive absence and argues tha...

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Main Author: Bandyopādhyāẏa, Śekhara,
Other Authors: Basu Ray Chaudhury, Anasua,, Oxford Scholarship Online.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 272 pages).
Edition: First edition.
Series: Oxford scholarship online.
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Summary: This text seeks to situate caste as a discursive category in the discussion of Partition in Bengal. In conventional narratives of Partition, the role of the Dalit or the Scheduled Castes is either completely ignored or mentioned in passing. The authors addresse this discursive absence and argues that in Bengal the Dalits were neither passive onlookers nor accidental victims of Partition politics and violence, which ruptured their unity and weakened their political autonomy.
Item Description: This edition also issued in print: 2022.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This text seeks to situate caste as a discursive category in the discussion of Partition in Bengal. In conventional narratives of Partition, the role of the Dalit or the Scheduled Castes is either completely ignored or mentioned in passing. The authors addresse this discursive absence and argues that in Bengal the Dalits were neither passive onlookers nor accidental victims of Partition politics and violence, which ruptured their unity and weakened their political autonomy.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 272 pages).
Audience: Specialized.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780191953033 (ebook) :