• Tangible Heritage and Intangible Memory: (Coping) Precarity in the Select Partition Writings by Muslim Women

    Author(s):
    Sana Asif (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Gender Studies, LLC South Asian and South Asian Diasporic, Place Studies, TC Memory Studies, TC Postcolonial Studies
    Subject(s):
    Muslim women, Partition of India (India , Cultural property, Collective memory, South Asia
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    memory studies, Partition of India, urban architecture, Urban memory
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/wmwa-wr45
    Abstract:
    The partition of British India into two sovereign independent nations of India and Pakistan in 1947 was one of the most defining moments of the socio-political course of the sub-continent. The fight for independence from colonial rule and the rise of nationalism rooted in the religious discourse of two prominent religious communities- Hindus and Muslims, led to a precarious situation in the general atmosphere of the nation. It was even more pronounced in the case of women whose voices were marginalised and underrepresented in the discourse. Building on the theories of precarity and applying the theories of feminist geography, this paper aims to investigate how, through the everyday materiality of heritage spaces and historical memory, Muslim women tried to cope with the precarity of the time. It further aims to highlight the role of tangible and intangible heritage and memory in making sense of place in the select partition writings by Muslim women.
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    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
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