Burden of History

Assam and the Partition—Unresolved Issues

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9780199478361

Publication date:

25/09/2017

Hardback

240 pages

Price: 750.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199478361

Publication date:

25/09/2017

Hardback

240 pages

Udayon Misra

The Partition of India left in its wake far-reaching consequences for the northeastern state of Assam. In this volume, the author outlines the present contentious issues confronting the state. Explaining the roots of these disputes and how the challenge posed by Assam held serious consequences for the nation as a whole, this work examines the developments that occurred in the years preceding Independence and the Partition. These developments have etched their effect on the society, politics, and economy of Assam, along with the entire northeastern region, in an indelible manner.

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Udayon Misra

Description


The Partition of India left in its wake far-reaching consequences for the northeastern state of Assam. Appearing to be caught in a time warp, the region continues to grapple with questions that engaged the public mind more than seven decades ago, before and immediately after the Partition. Alarmingly, issues such as immigration, demographic change, language, and identity have not only retained their relevance but have also gained an extra edge today.
In this volume, the author outlines the present contentious issues confronting the state. Explaining the roots of these disputes and how the challenge posed by Assam held serious consequences for the nation as a whole, this work examines the developments that occurred in the years preceding Independence and the Partition. These developments have etched their effect on the society, politics, and economy of Assam, along with the entire northeastern region, in an indelible manner. As the volume reveals, the burden of those momentous years still rests heavily on Assam’s contemporary political scenario.

About the Author

Udayon Misra is former Professor of English Literature at Dibrugarh University, Assam, India. He was National Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, India.

Udayon Misra

Table of contents


Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. The Critical Forties I
3. The Critical Forties II
4. The Question of Sylhet and the Assamese–Bengali Divide
5. Unresolved Issues of Partition Politics
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

Udayon Misra

Udayon Misra

Udayon Misra

Description


The Partition of India left in its wake far-reaching consequences for the northeastern state of Assam. Appearing to be caught in a time warp, the region continues to grapple with questions that engaged the public mind more than seven decades ago, before and immediately after the Partition. Alarmingly, issues such as immigration, demographic change, language, and identity have not only retained their relevance but have also gained an extra edge today.
In this volume, the author outlines the present contentious issues confronting the state. Explaining the roots of these disputes and how the challenge posed by Assam held serious consequences for the nation as a whole, this work examines the developments that occurred in the years preceding Independence and the Partition. These developments have etched their effect on the society, politics, and economy of Assam, along with the entire northeastern region, in an indelible manner. As the volume reveals, the burden of those momentous years still rests heavily on Assam’s contemporary political scenario.

About the Author

Udayon Misra is former Professor of English Literature at Dibrugarh University, Assam, India. He was National Fellow at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi, India.

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Table of contents


Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. The Critical Forties I
3. The Critical Forties II
4. The Question of Sylhet and the Assamese–Bengali Divide
5. Unresolved Issues of Partition Politics
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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