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Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
02 August, 2012
Settling the Unsettled: A Study of Partition Refugees in West Bengal
Settling the Unsettled: A Study of Partition Refugees in
By- Monika Mandal
Unsettled: A Study of Partition Refugees in West Bengal focuses on
international refugee law and refugees in South Asia. The book begins with an
overview of Bengali society and Hindu-Muslim relations in Bengal from the first
Partition of the province in 1905, and trace and events which eventually led to
the Partition of this province of British India in 1947.
This work while attempting to document and analyse the
relief and rehabilitation measures undertaken by the central and state
governments in India in response to the massive influx of refugees from the
then East Pakistan into West Bengal also reviews the assimilation and
integration of the erstwhile refugees with the host state and community.
The research has involved situating experience of the
victims of Partition and also those who were forced to seek refuge in West
Bengal due to communal clashes and persecution afterwards. The study focuses on
the governmental measures, the attitude of the host community and the struggle
of the refugees in a new environment that influenced and impacted upon their
social and cultural life.
This volume is an invaluable guide for the scholars of
Modern History, Bengal and Partition.
Monika Mandal has a Ph.D. (2007) from Jadavpur
University, Kolkata and is a fellow at the MAKAIS, Kolkata. Presently she is
working on the ‘Social Inclusion of Ethnic Communities in Contemporary Nepal’.
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