Disenfranchised Bodies: Jyotirmoyee Devi’s Writings on the Partition

Dec. 1, 2003

Introduction [1] Drawing upon oral histories and official records, recent feminist studies by Ritu Menon, Kamla Bhasin, Urvashi Butalia, and Veena Das document Hindu and Sikh families’ and communities’ refusal to accept women subjected to sexual violence in the riots that accompanied the Partition of British India in 1947. Contextualizing... Read more »