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Dr. Akanksha Kumar
Assistant Prof. ,Janki Devi Memorial College , University of Delhi

Kumar, Dr. Akanksha. "REVISITING PARTITION OF INDIA 1947 - THE VOICE OF DALIT REFUGEES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 2112-2133, Accessed Mar. 2019.
Kumar, D. (2019, March). REVISITING PARTITION OF INDIA 1947 - THE VOICE OF DALIT REFUGEES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(3), 2112-2133. Retrieved from
Kumar, Dr. Akanksha. "REVISITING PARTITION OF INDIA 1947 - THE VOICE OF DALIT REFUGEES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 3 (March 2019), 2112-2133. Accessed March, 2019.


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Even after decades partition of India, 1947 continues to incite curiosity among historians. While the marxists, nationalists and subalterns believe that partition was a result of the policies of colonial rule, others have looked at it as an inevitable event or as a consequence of Hindu Muslim antagonism. Ayesha Jalal has argued that the Congress high Command was anxious to storm the center, and the British, anxious to ward them off, therefore, they needed someone to speak for Muslims at the all India level. Thus, the demand for Pakistan did not actually come from the Muslims but was a result of Indian National Congress and its politics. However, recent writings while putting the partition issue in perspective beyond high politics has moved towards examining the effect of partition on the common people who were forced to migrate. Lately, gender perspective, has also been commendably researched by the scholars like Urvashi Butalia, Kamla Bhasin and Ritu Menon.