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Coming Out Of Partition by Gargi Chakravartty
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Jun 14, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: women-s-studies, ethnic-conflict, history, india, bengal
Read in January, 2006

An excellent study of the ways in which Partition broke down the traditional family structure for many refugees in Calcutta, enabling women to work outside the home and become politically active. The Communist Party of India were instrumental in bringing Bengali refugees--both men and women-- into politics.
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