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Midnight's borders : a people's history of modern India, Suchitra Vijayan

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Midnight's borders : a people's history of modern India
Title
Midnight's borders
Title remainder
a people's history of modern India
Statement of responsibility
Suchitra Vijayan
Title variation
Midnights borders
Title variation remainder
a peoples history of modern India
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first true people's history of modern India, told through a seven year, 9,000 mile journey across its many contested borders. Sharing borders with six countries and spanning a geography that extends from Pakistan to Myanmar, India is the world's largest democracy and second most populous country. Yet most of us don't understand it, or the violent history still playing out there. In fact, India as we know it didn't exist until the map of the subcontinent was redrawn in the middle of the 20th century--the powerful repercussions of which are still being felt across South Asia. To tell the story of political borders in the subcontinent, Suchitra Vijayan spent seven years travelling India's 9,000-mile land border. Now, in this stunning work of narrative reportage, she shares what she learned on that groundbreaking journey. With profound empathy and a novelistic eye for detail, Vijayan shows us the forgotten people and places in the borderlands and brings us face-to-face with the legacy of colonialism and the stain of extreme violence and corruption. The result is the ground-level portrait of modern India we've been missing."--Publisher's description
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10948907
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Vijayan, Suchitra
Dewey number
954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.84
LC item number
.V498 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vijayan, Suchitra
  • India
  • India
  • Geopolitics
  • India
  • India
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a people's history of modern India
Label
Midnight's borders : a people's history of modern India, Suchitra Vijayan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-299) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Prologue: (my) Ishmael -- The Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Sar Hawza: trapped in the colonizer's map -- The India-Bangladesh border. Panitar: playing cricket in no-man's-land ; Near Jalpaiguri: "they stole my dreams" -- The India-China border. Tawang: cartographic confusion -- The India-Myanmar border. Nagaland: unimagined by my nation's cartography ; Nellie: stuck between remembering and forgetting ; Guwahati: tales of three detentions -- The India-Pakistan border. Kashmir: records of repression ; Kashmir today: the revocation of Article 370 ; Rajasthan: the tyranny of territory ; Fazilka: bunkered territory ; Sri Ganganagar: the tractor brigade ; Amritsar and New York: histories partitioned
Control code
on1137756212
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9781612198583
Lccn
2020949759
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1137756212
Label
Midnight's borders : a people's history of modern India, Suchitra Vijayan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: (my) Ishmael -- The Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Sar Hawza: trapped in the colonizer's map -- The India-Bangladesh border. Panitar: playing cricket in no-man's-land ; Near Jalpaiguri: "they stole my dreams" -- The India-China border. Tawang: cartographic confusion -- The India-Myanmar border. Nagaland: unimagined by my nation's cartography ; Nellie: stuck between remembering and forgetting ; Guwahati: tales of three detentions -- The India-Pakistan border. Kashmir: records of repression ; Kashmir today: the revocation of Article 370 ; Rajasthan: the tyranny of territory ; Fazilka: bunkered territory ; Sri Ganganagar: the tractor brigade ; Amritsar and New York: histories partitioned
Control code
on1137756212
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9781612198583
Lccn
2020949759
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1137756212

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