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Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and Representation in Postcolonial India

Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and Representation in Postcolonial India (Hardback)

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In Beyond Partition, Deepti Misri shows how 1947 marked the beginning of a history of politicized animosity associated with the differing ideas of "India" held by communities and in regions on one hand, and by the political-military Indian state on the other. Assembling literary, historiographic, performative, and visual representations of gendered violence against men and women, she establishes that cultural expressions do not just follow violence but determine its very contours, and interrogates the gendered scripts underwriting the violence originating in the contested visions of what "India" means.















Ambitious and ranging across disciplines, Beyond Partition offers both an overview of and nuanced new perspectives on the ways caste, identity, and class complicate representations of violence, and how such representations shape our understandings of both violence and of India.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in society Publisher: University of Illinois Press Publication Date: 30/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9780252038853  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Deepti Misri is an assistant professor of women and gender studies at University of Colorado Boulder.

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