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The Quintessential Other: The construction of 'self' and 'other' in the narratives of the partition of India

Banerjee, Soumi LU (2018) SIMV07 20181
Graduate School
Department of Political Science
Education
Master of Science in Global Studies
Abstract
The project primarily discusses the development of religious nationalism in India in the context of 1947 partition and attempts to open up space for future research on ontological security studies within a gendered framework, beyond the limits of disciplinary IR debate. It further reflects on the possibilities of applying security studies in conceptualizing collective identity within the domain of the construction of 'self' and 'other'. The 1947- Partition of India and Pakistan will be looked at for its extraordinary historical significance of ostracizing humans based on their religious affiliations, and also for the colossal wave of displacement and communal genocide that followed. This dissertation is not a painful revival of all the... (More)
The project primarily discusses the development of religious nationalism in India in the context of 1947 partition and attempts to open up space for future research on ontological security studies within a gendered framework, beyond the limits of disciplinary IR debate. It further reflects on the possibilities of applying security studies in conceptualizing collective identity within the domain of the construction of 'self' and 'other'. The 1947- Partition of India and Pakistan will be looked at for its extraordinary historical significance of ostracizing humans based on their religious affiliations, and also for the colossal wave of displacement and communal genocide that followed. This dissertation is not a painful revival of all the memories of crisis and trauma that was experienced during the process of separation. It is a genuine attempt to study the social and psychological ripples of marginalizing the 'other' as fundamental threats to the 'self' by employing the pre-conceived notions on 'honor' and 'shame'. (Less)
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author
Banerjee, Soumi LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV07 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Religious nationalism, Self, Other, Honor, Shame, Hindutva, Ontological security, Nation, Identity, Partition, India, Pakistan.
language
English
id
8957445
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2018-09-14 12:04:48
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  abstract     = {The project primarily discusses the development of religious nationalism in India in the context of 1947 partition and attempts to open up space for future research on ontological security studies within a gendered framework, beyond the limits of disciplinary IR debate. It further reflects on the possibilities of applying security studies in conceptualizing collective identity within the domain of the construction of 'self' and 'other'. The 1947- Partition of India and Pakistan will be looked at for its extraordinary historical significance of ostracizing humans based on their religious affiliations, and also for the colossal wave of displacement and communal genocide that followed. This dissertation is not a painful revival of all the memories of crisis and trauma that was experienced during the process of separation. It is a genuine attempt to study the social and psychological ripples of marginalizing the 'other' as fundamental threats to the 'self' by employing the pre-conceived notions on 'honor' and 'shame'.},
  author       = {Banerjee, Soumi},
  keyword      = {Religious nationalism,Self,Other,Honor,Shame,Hindutva,Ontological security,Nation,Identity,Partition,India,Pakistan.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Quintessential Other: The construction of 'self' and 'other' in the narratives of the partition of India},
  year         = {2018},
}