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Virtual Issue on South Asian Histories


Contents

Introduction

Gender

Dead Women Tell No Tales: issues of female subjectivity, subaltern agency and tradition in colonial and post-colonial writings on widow immolation in India, Ania Loomba 

Sex in an Imperial War Zone: transnational encounters in Second World War India, Yasmin Khan

"Imperial Reason", National Honour and New Patriarchal Compacts on Early Twentieth Century India, Janaki Nair

A Book of Her Own, a Life of Her Own: autobiography of a nineteenth century woman, Tanika Sarkar

Identity

"Land of Our Mothers": home, identity and nationality for Anglo-Indians in British India, 1919-1947, Alison Blunt

London and Paris through Indian Spectacles. Making a Spectacle of Empire: Indian travellers in fin-de-siecle London, Antoinette Burton

The Subaltern

The Difference Deferral of (a) Colonial Modernity: public debates on domesticity in British Bengal, Dipesh Chakrabarty

Histories in Transition: approaches to the study of colonialism and culture in India, Rosalind O'Hanlon and David Washbrook

The Making of the Working Class: E.P. Thompson and Indian history, Rajnarayan Chandavarkar

Byron, Gandhi and the Thompsons: the Making of British Social History and Unmaking of Indian History, Priya Satia

Memory

Growing Up Refugee, Manas Ray

The History Debate and School Textbooks in India: a personal memoir, Romila Thapar

History on the Line

Beyond the Archive of Silence: narratives of violence of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, Yasmin Saikia

Bapsi Sidhwa and Urvashi Butalia Discuss the Partition of India, introduced by Andrew Whitehead, 

Archives and Sources

Testing the Local against the Colonial Archive, Indrani Chatterjee

Writing History in a Paperless World: archives of the future, Ravinder Kaur

Yasmin Khan + Andrew Whitehead, November 2016
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