The Partition of Bengal and Assam: Contour of Freedom

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GLOSSARY
Abhijata bhadralok Aristocrat
Ahsan manzil A beautiful building
Apni The term of respect for a senior or relatively unknown person in conversation
Baidya Name of a caste associated with the medical profession
Bargadar Share-cropper
Bhadralok Gentleman
Caliph Ruler of Turkey and religious leader
Chhilim Cone-shaped earthen container of tobacco for smoking placed on the perpendicular cylinder of a hooka
Dhyana Meditation
Farash Knee-high platform covered with sataranj or sheets
Grihastha bhadralok Those having income from land and a profession
Hartal Strike
Hooka Smoking pipe
hookum Order
jehad Holy war or effort to establish the supremacy of Islam
jotedar Large landowner, holding rights of either intermediate tenure or mere tenancy, sometimes having tenants under him and often engaging in money-lending or grain trading.
Kanchhari Zamindar's administrative block
Kayastha Writer caste
Khoraki A maintenance grant to workers while not working
Kisan Peasant
Krishak samitis Peasant organizations

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables viii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Abbreviations x
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Hindu-Muslimdifferences 36
  • 2 - Divide and Rule 55
  • 3 - Politics of Accommodation and Confrontation 85
  • 4 - An Alternative to Partition 132
  • 5 - Redefining Borders 154
  • 6 - Construction and Consolidation of Identities 176
  • 7 - History of Partition or Partition of History? 209
  • Conclusion 239
  • Glossary 251
  • Bibliographical Essay 253
  • Bibliography 262
  • Index 273
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