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New SASNET research project on Partition and its aftereffects

Profile photos of SASNET researchers Isha Dubey and Amrita Ghosh

The project "A Nation and its Fault Lines" was launched in June 2021 and is led by SASNET researchers Dr. Amrita Ghosh and Dr. Isha Dubey.

The project focuses on the historical ruptures within the Indian nation since the Partition of 1947, 1971 and the present, which includes the long Kashmir conflict as a painful legacy of colonial border demarcations and the construction of the two nation-states. It raises questions about belonging and the idea of citizenship in its creation of the "other" within the national imaginary.

The project is led by Dr. Isha Dubey, who was a post-doctoral fellow at SASNET from 2019 to 2021, and Dr. Amrita Ghosh, who has collaborated with SASNET on several occasions, including as a visiting researcher in 2020/2021. Both scholars have extensive experience in memory studies, postcolonial and decolonial studies, gender and agency, colonialism and representation, and border studies.

For more detailed information about the project please visit the project page.