The Refugee Woman: Partition of Bengal, Gender, and the Political

01 June 2019

Paulomi Chakraborty

The author offers a close reading of two novels—Jyotirmoyee Devi’s Epar Ganga, Opar Ganga and Sabitri Roy’s Swalipi—as well as Ritwik Ghatak’s film Meghe Dhaka Tara to reflect on gender politics within Left movements, the Partition of Bengal and the experience of women refugees in East and West Bengal, and their representation in cultural narratives.

Oxford University Press, 314 pages, Rs 1,195