The Great Partition – 50 Years in 50 Books

First published in 2007, The Great Partition by Yasmin Khan offers a reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan.

In this extract, part of the 50 Years in 50 Books series for our 50th Anniversary, Yasmin Khan reflects on the ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed since the book was first published and considers the Partition in light of the refugee crisis.


This extract is from the Introduction to the reissue of  The Great Partition by Yasmin Khan


About the Author:

Yasmin Khan is associate professor of history and Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford, and author of The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War.


About the book:

The Great Partition
The Making of India and Pakistan
Yasmin Khan

A reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan

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Further reading:

Yale University Press is celebrating 50 years of publishing in London. To celebrate, we have selected 50 important Yale London books from our past, present and future to tell the story of our publishing through a series of articles and extracts.

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