Join OUP and T2F for an Evening with Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar
Friday, 1st January 2010 | 6:00 pm
“By the Long Partition my purpose is to emphasize that 1947 was only the beginning of what was necessarily a long, drawn-out process of dividing a territory and its people into two distinct nation-states. Although there has been a lot of argument over why partition took place, we have not paid enough attention to understanding the historical process of partitioning itself.”
Join us at T2F to find out more about Vazira’s views on the making of modern South Asia
About Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar
Vazira is interested in cross-border and interdisciplinary histories for rethinking a divided South Asia, as well as the politics of violence and its impact on history-writing itself. Her first book, The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories, was published by Columbia University Press in 2007, and Indian and Pakistani editions of the book came out in 2008. At present she is working on the history of archaeology on the northwest frontier of British India, on the borderlands with Afghanistan, and her two sons are globe-trotting with her to archives in South Asia and Britain.
Zamindar moved from the Netherlands to Brown in 2006, and teaches courses in the history of colonialism and nationalism in South Asia, including the Partition of 1947 and Gandhi.
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