9781787381209-178738120X-Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided

Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided

ISBN-13: 9781787381209
ISBN-10: 178738120X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Malhotra, Aanchal
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Hurst
Format: Hardcover 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781787381209
ISBN-10: 178738120X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Malhotra, Aanchal
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Hurst
Format: Hardcover 344 pages

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Acknowledged authors Malhotra, Aanchal wrote Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided comprising 344 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 178738120X and 9781787381209. Since then Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Seventy years on from the partition of India, a momentous event now recedes in memory. Despite being born into a family affected by the great divide, artist and oral historian Aanchal Malhotra had thought little about it until she encountered the objects her own great-grandparents had saved as they fled their homes: jewelry, kitchen utensils, photographs, and a pocketknife.

Remnants of Partition is a unique revisiting of Partition through dozens of personal belongings carried between the new India and Pakistan, amid the chaos of communal killings and mass displacement. Hidden in these objects is the memory of a time and place, a story of migration, and a life that once was. Malhotra unearths possessions from both sides of the border, interviewing their owners and uncovering a rich tapestry of struggle, sacrifice, pain, and identities forged and unforged.

From a string of pearls gifted by a maharaja to a young woman's poetry notebook, this is an extraordinary alternative history of Partition, both powerful and poignant. Aanchal Malhotra takes the material legacy of a unique human drama, and places it back in our hands as vivid, living memory.

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