Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Cases: Real Cases: 20th Century:

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I n f o r m a t i o n

»The Partition of India in 1947 was the change of political borders and the division of other assets that accompanied the dissolution of the British Raj in the Indian subcontinent and the creation of two independent dominions in South Asia: India and Pakistan. (...) The partition caused large-scale loss of life and an unprecedented migration between the two dominions. Among refugees who survived, it solidified the belief that safety lay among co-religionists. In the instance of Pakistan, it made palpable a hitherto only-imagined refuge for the Muslims of British India. The migrations took place hastily and with little warning. It is thought that between 14 million and 18 million people moved, and perhaps more. Excess mortality during the period of the partition is usually estimated to have been around one million. The violent nature of the partition created an atmosphere of hostility and suspicion between India and Pakistan that affects their relationship to this day.« -- More information: Wikipedia

G e n e r a l   K e y w or d s

Chronological Index: Modern History: 20th Century | Geographical Index: Asian History: Indian History, Pakistani History | Topical Index: Types: Rape

B i b l i o g r a p h y

Topical Index: Representations: Films: Earth, Khamosh Pani, Train to Pakistan; Literary Texts: Amrita Pritam, Bapsi Sidhwa, Khushwant Singh, Yashpal

I. Author Index

[Info] Cavenaghi, Piera. »Lasciar parlare il silenzio. La Partition del subcontinente indiano e le abducted womenDiacronie No. 8 (2011).

[Info] Dey, Arunima. »Gendering Migration and Violence: Women and the Partition of India.« Oceánide No. 11 (2019).

[Info] Fatima, Taqdees, et al. »The Price Paid by Women: Gendered Violence and Subaltern Women depicted in The Other side of Silence by Urvashi Butalia.« International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences 8 (2023): 277-281.

[Info] Joshi, Saumyata. »I am also a We: Archiving the Women's Silence in Partition and Holocaust Narratives.« International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences 5 (2020): 1303-1306.

[Info] Mondal, Lily. »The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Butalia: A Representation of Women's Voices during Partition.« Journal of the Department of English 14 (2021): 145-150.

II. Speaker Index

[Info] Shrivastava, Nidhi. »Mass Rapes during the 1947 Partition and its Representation or Silencing in Hindi Cinema.« 51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Boston 2020.