Finding Voice: Exploring Possibilities of Healing in Conversations on an Event of Collective Mass Violence between Self and Other - an Interaction between Indian and Pakistani Youth on the 1947 Partition: A Dissertation
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Are there alternatives to using violence between groups that have a history of collective mass violence between them? This is the underlying concern motivating the study: This concern is guided by my personal experience as a third generation Indian, growing up on stories of the 1947 India-Pakistan partition. The 1947 Partition was an event of collective mass violence between Hindus and Muslims. The two countries have since been "enemies." Despite the death and displacement of millions across the border, the event of partition, has been largely kept outside the public discourse. All that remains are personal stories of brutality about the "other" that have been told and retold in the families. This continues to feed cycle of hate and violence for the 'other' among the younger generation, on both sides.
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Chhabra, Meenakshi, "Finding Voice: Exploring Possibilities of Healing in Conversations on an Event of Collective Mass Violence between Self and Other - an Interaction between Indian and Pakistani Youth on the 1947 Partition: A Dissertation" (2006). Educational Studies Dissertations. 78.