By Neeti Nair
Changing Homelands deals a startling new standpoint on what was once and was once now not politically attainable in past due colonial India. during this hugely readable account of the partition within the Punjab, Neeti Nair rejects the concept crucial ameliorations among the Hindu and Muslim groups made political payment most unlikely. faraway from being an inevitable answer, the belief of partition was once a really overdue, attractive shock to nearly all of Hindus within the region.
In tracing the political and social historical past of the Punjab from the early years of the 20 th century, Nair overturns the entrenched view that Muslims have been chargeable for the partition of India. a few robust Punjabi Hindus additionally most well-liked partition and contributed to its adoption. nearly nobody, besides the fact that, foresaw the deaths and devastation that may stick to in its wake.
Though a lot has been written at the politics of the Muslim and Sikh groups within the Punjab, Nair is the 1st historian to target the Hindu minority, either prior to and lengthy after the divide of 1947. She engages with politics in post-Partition India via drawing from oral histories that exhibit the complicated courting among reminiscence and history—a dating that maintains to notify politics among India and Pakistan.
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Changing Homelands by Neeti Nair