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Looking Back, Informing the Future: The 1947 Partition of British India


The project explores the Partition through varied lenses: its demographic and humanitarian consequences; the mixed methods analysis of oral narratives collected through a modified form of crowdsourcing; a textual analysis of conflict-laden language through examination of formal speeches of world leaders and screeds issued by publications of ideologically organized civil society; and the examination of the physical forms, layout, and temporality of refugee camps and settlements established for Partition migrants.