HIS 498: Film and History: India's Partition
DIRECT LINKS TO ALL ELECTRONIC READINGS (under construction)
PEER REVIEW GUIDELINES AND FORM (.rtf document for you to open and use on any text editor)
Sound of Surviving: A film made Danielle DeMarco, as her final project for the class, fall 2018.
RESEARCH GUIDELINES and Sources (PLEASE DO CHECK THIS)
RESEARCH PAGE FROM CLINE LIBRARY (you MUST look over this before our research class on September 19th)
A link to search Constituent Assembly Debates
Joseph Schwartzberg's Historical Atlas of South Asia (probably the single best source for the historical geography of the region)
OUTLINES /STUDY GUIDES (copied from HIS 312: Gandhi's India)
"Toba Tek Singh" a short story by Saadat Hasan Manto (Frances Pritchett's translation)
Other Links to Toba Tek Singh from Frances Pritchett's page
For a good (though by now dated) overview of fictional writing on partition, see Jason Francisco "In the Heat of Fratricide: The Literature of India's Partition Burning Freshly" Annual of Urdu Studies vol. 11 (1996). A review article
TAMAS (Darkness) A television mini-series directed by Govind Nihalani based on a novel by Bhishma Sahni. One of the outstanding, and earliest, representations of the traumas of partition on the screen, this was produced for Doordarshan, the state television channel in India. Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate any subtitled versions of this mini series, so the dialogs will not make sense without some knowledge of Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani.
An Interview with Bhishma Sahni (IGNOU series on Partition Through the Eyes of Indian Authors). Questions in English, author responds in Hindi
Useful Research Links
Internet Movie Database (probably the most extensive source for information about movies available on the internet)