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A Tale of Two Partitions

T he Indian subcontinent and Palestine were partitioned at the same time and to help nation building their first generational partition narratives were based on selective memory. The second generational narratives by scholars question the earlier "official" ones. However, Palestinian intellectuals face a difficult task questioning the dominant narratives since their people are still struggling for a national territory.

first partition of Palestine took place in 1921, following the League of Nations granting of mandate to Britain to govern the territory, leading to the establishment of Transjordan (Jordan). The second partition

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