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Unburdening Partition: The 'Arrival' of Sylhet

It is important to examine the reasons for the near absence of Sylhet in Partition studies prior to an engagement with the event itself, or its consequences, of which, one, for instance, is the making of an Indian Sylheti identity in contemporary India. This discussion on Anindita Dasgupta's commentary (EPW, 2 August 2008) analyses these issues. It also questions Sylhet's rehabilitated positioning as a third site whose experience of Partition is treated as one of the local nuances of the Partition of India.

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