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Title: Remember, Recover: Trauma and Transgenerational Negotiations with the Indian Partition in "This Side, That Side" and the "1947 Partition Archive"
Authors: Singh, Ritika
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2015
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Ritika Singh, "Remember, Recover: Trauma and Transgenerational Negotiations with the Indian Partition in "This Side, That Side" and the "1947 Partition Archive" " in: "Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere 20 - Memoria senza perdono. Dinamiche, retoriche e paradossi nelle rappresentazioni letterarie del trauma", a cura di Marilena Parlati, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp. 183-199
Series/Report no.: Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere
XX (2015)
Abstract: 
The hauntings of the Indian Partition continue to be expressed via newer mediums as two or three generations negotiate its impact. This paper looks at role and function of the "1947 Partition Archive" that records oral testimonies of first-generation witnesses. It also examines an anthology of graphic narratives – "This Side, That Side" – that illustrates second-generation accounts of trying to understand the Partition, as it is passed down through stories and memories. Through an analysis of both, trans-generational negotiations with traumatic memories of the Indian Partition can be studied along with examining how newer channels open newer opportunities of representing its trauma. I argue that such mediums not only fulfil a therapeutic need but also highlight the trans-generational quality of forgiveness in light of collective traumas.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/11875
ISSN: 1123-2684
eISSN: 2283-6438
DOI: 10.13137/2283-6438/11875
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