Introducing Subhashini

Nonica Datta

in Violence, Martyrdom and Partition

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699340
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080236 | DOI:
Introducing Subhashini

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This chapter introduces Subhashini as a colonial subject and engages with her life history. It seeks to connect and situate a daughter's testimony within a parallel social history — a history of the Arya Samaj — and her father's life history. The shifting contexts within which the author frames Subhashini's story are informed by the narrative tensions in the testimony. There are many stories in this chapter.

Keywords: Subhashini; colonial subject; life history; oral testimony; social history; Arya Samaj; Bhagat Phool Singh

Chapter.  18737 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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