Partition’s First Generation

Partition’s First Generation

Author: Amber H. Abbas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350142688

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO), that became the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 1920 drew the Muslim elite into its orbit and was a key site of a distinctively Muslim nationalism. Located in New Dehli, the historic centre of Muslim rule, it was home to many leading intellectuals and reformers in the years leading up to Indian independence. During partition it was a hub of pro-Pakistan activism. The graduates who came of age during the anti-colonial struggle in India settled throughout the subcontinent after the Partition. They carried with them the particular experiences, values and histories that had defined their lives as Aligarh students in a self-consciously Muslim environment, surrounded by a non-Muslim majority. This new archive of oral history narratives from seventy former AMU students reveals histories of partition as yet unheard. In contrast to existing studies, these stories lead across the boundaries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Partition in AMU is not defined by international borders and migrations but by alienation from the safety of familiar places. The book reframes Partition to draw attention to the ways individuals experienced ongoing changes associated with “partitioning”-the process through which familiar spaces and places became strange and sometimes threatening-and they highlight specific, never-before-studied sites of disturbance distant from the borders.
Partition’s First Generation
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Amber H. Abbas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Mohammadan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO), that became the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in 1920 drew the Muslim elite into its orbit and was a key site of a distinctively Muslim nationalism. Located in New Dehli, the historic centre of Muslim rule, it was home to many leading intellectuals and reformers
Partition’s First Generation
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Amber H. Abbas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Introduction -- Chapter 1. Defining the Aligarh Muslim University -- Chapter 2. Self-Realization and the Nation: Aligarh Student Activism -- Chapter 3. Pushing the Boundaries: Partition in Aligarh -- Chapter 4. The Pakistan Question After Partition: Pakistan and India -- Chapter 5. The Pakistan Question After Partition: Pakistan and Bangladesh
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Pages: 192
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Language: en
Pages: 448
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