Post-Partition India

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Anwesha Sengupta
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) has witnessed a few turbulent decades after Independence. Deeply affected by India’s Partition, it received millions of refugees in the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. The refugee crisis coincided with a series of mass upheavals, with a cross-section of the city’s…
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Anwesha Sengupta
Dr Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay is assistant professor in history and political economy at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali. He is a scholar of history, historical anthropology and political economy. His research projects explore themes in informality, infrastructure…
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Anwesha Sengupta
Calcutta (Kolkata) was deeply affected by the partition of British India. Sir Cyril Radcliffe’s line that separated the eastern wing of Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) from India had devastating consequences for the region’s economy and society. Calcutta, being the most important urban centre of…
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Anwesha Sengupta
Kolkata/Calcutta had witnessed a series of popular movements in the first three decades after Independence/Partition. These movements, led by Left political parties, witnessed massive participation of students and teachers, refugees and labourers, women and the middle class. They came out on the…
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