The burden of refuge: the Sindhi Hindus of Gujarat
The Burden Of Refuge Tells The Story Of The Sindhi Hindus Of Gujarat Beginning With Colonial Sindh And Tracing The Socio-Political Dynamics Of The Pre-Partition Days. Through Personal Narratives, Kothari Brings To Life The Story Of Various Sindhis As They Migrate To India And Begin Their Process Of Resettlement. She Delineates The Contexts That Made An Atypical Community Like The Sindhis Re-Modify Themselves To Suit More Textbook Notions Of Gujarati Bourgeois Society. In Their Desire To Assimilate With India (Especially Gujarat), The Sindhis Gained Much, But Also Suffered Many Losses. Though Sindhis Have Risen From The Ashes Of Partition As A Model Immigrant Community, The Sufi Syncreticism That Informed Their Former Life Has Been Tragically Damaged And They Have Also Suffered The Loss Of Their Language. In Gujarat, These Losses Are Accompanied With A Desire To Become Proper Hindus By Adopting A More Monolithic Hindu Identity And By Denying Their Sindhiness . Using Intergenerational Voices And Combining History With Personal Narratives, Kothari S Book Examines The Phenomena Of Psychological Violence During And After Partition, And Explores A Different Facet Of Partition Studies. Going Beyond Partition Studies, This Book Also Makes An Important Contribution To The Area Of Identity Politics In Contemporary India. This Multidisciplinary Study Is Relevant To Everyone Interested In India S Past And Present.
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Sindh and its People
Colonial Sindh 18431936
Runup to Partition 19371947
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