ISBN 9780415467353,Spirals Of Contention : Why India Was Partitioned In 1947

Spirals Of Contention : Why India Was Partitioned In 1947



Routledge India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780415467353

ISBN-10 0415467357


Number of Pages 236 Pages
Language (English)

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This study examines the social and psychological processes that led to the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947. It recognizes the long term continuities in the idiom of conflict (as well as cooperaiton), and shows that, by 1900 the conflicts and animosities were gathering a self aggravating momentum. The book moves back and forth between evidence and general or theoretical understanding. About Author : Satish Saberwal was formerly Professor of Sociology, Centre for Hitorical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prior to that, he was at the University of Alberta and McGill University, and has been a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.