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In its most startling revelation, the author shows how the demand for a separate homeland for the Hindus, which was fuelled by a large and powerful section of Hindu society within Bengal, was seen as the only way to regain influence and to wrest power from the Muslim majority. The picture which emerges is one of a stratified and fragmented society moving away from the mainstream of Indian nationalism, and increasingly preoccupied with narrower, more parochial concerns.
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Apr 16, Shameema rated it really liked it. Very informative. Although long and detailed, the forth and fifth chapters are eye openers. The bibliography is also extensive and helpful for anyone interested in identity politics, Bengal history and the Hindu Muslim chemistry.
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Jan 05, Richard Guha rated it really liked it. I loved this book. While it is incredibly detailed, it offersa very different perspective on Partition. Fred Olowin rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Farhan rated it really liked it Sep 03, In its most startling revelation, the author shows how the demand for a separate homeland for the Hindus, which was fuelled by a large and powerful section of Hindu society within Bengal, was seen as the only way to regain influence and to wrest power from the Muslim majority. The picture which emerges is one of a stratified and fragmented society moving away from the mainstream of Indian nationalism, and increasingly preoccupied with narrower, more parochial concerns.
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A series of demonstrations, strikes, and a boycott of British goods began, with support from across India. Partition was seen as an act of colonial arrogance and blamed on the divide and rule policy. Hindu Bengalis were among the most vocal proponents of Indian nationalism. Many of the "Hindus who were considered "unfriendly if not seditious in character" lived in the east" and dominated "the whole tone of Bengal administration. The plan backfired.
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Instead of muzzling the proponents of independence, the movement gathered momentum across India. The INC began to actively promote swaraj self-rule , swadeshi self-sufficiency , and national pride. By adding additional territories to East Bengal, the partition had also left Bengali speakers a minority in their own province. However, as a result of partition, the Muslims in the East began to develop their own distinctive identity as a social-economic community, in distinction from their Hindu neighbors despite the fact that previously many Bengalis from both religions had favored Bengali nationalism.
Although Partition was annulled in , Muslims in the East had a taste of what it was like to dominate the legislature. By , the League and the INC agreed that separate constituencies should be established to protect communitarian interests. This became law in In that this would consist of majority-Muslim areas, which would have to be partitioned off from Hindu-majority areas, it took its cue from the Partition of Bengal. As well as being an acronym, Pakistan means the "land of the pure. It was unclear whether Bengal was to be included, given the failure of the partition and the still strong although less strong existence of a cross-religious Bengali nationalism.
Later, when it was pointed out to Rahmat Ali that he had not included Bengal, he suggested that the Bengali Muslims should form their own, third state, which might be called "Bangistan.
porriasofpaypa.ga: bengal divided hindu communalism and partition by joya chatterji chatt
In , a new communal award increased the number of Muslim seats in the legislature again. From , the Muslims were a majority in the Legislature and formed the government until August Out of seats, were reserved for Muslims; in addition, they won other seats as well. The Muslim League, though, did not form the government until , when Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy became chief minister. In Calcutta, this turned into a frenzy of Hindu-Muslim rioting in which upwards of 4, people, mainly Hindu, died. Suhrawardy has been accused of orchestrating this in an attempt to engineer the demographics to stack the cards even more in the Muslims' favor.
Yet he was also proposing a single, sovereign state for all Bengalis and so was reaching out to attract Hindu support. Some Muslims in the West did not regard Bengali Islam as pure enough, being too influenced by Hinduism and they did not really want Bengal included in the Muslim state. Later, Suhrawardy was briefly prime minister of Pakistan until By August , Mountbatten had become persuaded that only by agreeing to Partition could he hope to see a speedy end to British rule.
London determined that provincial legislature vote on whether to join India or Pakistan. In those provinces which would be partitioned, separate votes would be taken by each community. A majority in favor of partition from either section would determine the outcome. However, in the Muslim-majority east, the motion was not to "partition" but for the whole, united province to join Pakistan, for which to 35 in voted in favor.
https://cepbocentfsys.gq However, the vote in the Western region favored partition by , with the West joining India and the East Pakistan. Mountbatten did not allow the legislature to vote "for independent Bengal," because, he said, "then others would also want independence. The British feared that the process of dealing with a series of provinces each demanding sovereignty would take too long and produce too many non-viable states.