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Moving memories: Remembering, and forgetting, the Partition of Bengal between South Asia and the United Kingdom

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posted on 2023-05-25, 15:42 authored by Jasmine Hornabrook, Clelia Clini, Emily KeightleyEmily Keightley

In this chapter, we explore the transnational movement of the memories of the 1947 Bengal Partition and discuss the ways in which these memories are remembered in everyday life both in South Asia and the United Kingdom. While focusing on how such memories relate to memories of British colonialism, the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, and associated migration to the UK, we examine how the articulation of collective memories of the division of Bengal nurtures (to varying degrees) a sense of affiliation to a cross-border Bengali identity through a shared past and symbolic ties (Ghosh 2007, 228-229) across national, religious, socio-economic and generational backgrounds. This chapter is based on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork conducted as part of the Migrant Memory and the Post-colonial Imagination (MMPI) research project. [...]

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

The Long History of Partition in Bengal: Event, Memory, and Identity

Pages

184 - 208

Publisher

Routledge India

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge India in The Long History of Partition in Bengal: Event, Memory, and Identity on 13/02/2024, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781032309132

Publication date

2024-02-13

Copyright date

2024

ISBN

9781032309132; 9781032328911; 9781003317210

Language

  • en

Editor(s)

Rituparna Roy; Jayanta Sengupta; Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Depositor

Dr Jasmine Hornabrook. Deposit date: 23 May 2023

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