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"The Other Side of Silence"
A critical review of "The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India" by Urvashi Butalia.
# 138523 | 1,000 words | 1 source | 1970 | US
Published on Dec 01, 1970 in History (Asian) , Literature (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper presents a review of the success of Butalia's book, "The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India". The paper goes through her success at using "alternative" ways of gathering information about the Partition, and examines if she breaks from traditional historical memory.

From the Paper:

""The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India", by Urvashi Butalia, seeks to talk about India's violent and seminal "partition," in light of the `little people', but she doesn't seem to go all the way in her arguments for the common man. Historical memory needs to be dealt with carefully; all sorts of factors affect the outcome of historical memory, historical tellings. Butalia doesn't deal lightly with the idea of memory, but she doesn't go in depth as to what a changing of the historical memory of the partition might mean to history and to India's people."

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