Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Partition Center Journal 2018 Call for Papers

Call for Papers
2019 Partition Center Journal
(ISSN 2377-7567)
The Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project (ISPaD) invites you to send articles, essays, poems, short stories, photographs or documents for the 2019 issue of the Journal. We plan to publish well before the October 2018 Partition Center Annual Event/Conference in New York. Our past journals contained articles from/on the U.S., India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Palestine-Israel, Poland and Korea of diverse topics from wide geographical areas. Papers could cover such areas as India and Pakistan partitions; Its consequences; Effects of partition on current socio-politics; Partitions of Bengal, Punjab, Kashmir and Assam; Partition studies; India, Pakistan and Bangladesh independence; partition and/or division of population from Ireland to Cyprus, from the Balkans to Europe, to Palestine, Mideast, the former Soviet Union, Korea and Africa; Reconciliation and forgiveness; Unity; Identity; History; Colonial borders; Narratives of refugees, survivors and protectors; First person account; Division’s long-term effects; Minority issues in divided lands; Effects of displaced peoples on host population; Indigenous peoples, their language, culture and religion; Refugee politics; Longing for home; Nationalism; Extremism; Role of Religion; Tolerance and intolerance; Music, literature and art influencing politics.
(We prefer unpublished materials, however, if you have something already published and want us to consider republication of that, please send us a copy indicating where and when it was published.)
All papers and essays must be written double spaced with endnotes and a bibliography following a standard format. It should not exceed 1,800 words; and sent to us by June 1, 2019. 
Papers and documents should be sent to as attachment to Chair, Partition Center Journal Committee; and or to Dr. Sachi G. Dastidar, Distinguished Service Professor, Politics, Economics & Law Department, State University of New York, Old Westbury, NY;.  Editorial Committee: Dr. AliReza Ebrahimi, Dr. Edislav Manetovic, Dr. Saradindu Mukherji, Dr. Caroline Sawyer, Dr. Mohsin Siddique and Dr. Sachi G. Dastidar.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Assam, India, Hindu Bengali Language Martyrs, 1961

Assam, India, Hindu Bengali Language Martyrs, 1961

ISPaD: Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project (NY) Report

Assam Government police killed 11 Hindu Bengali on May 19, 1961 as they sought education in Bengali in the Bengali-majority Barak Valley. Demands for reading, writing, schooling, administration and work in the indigenous Bengali language continues till today in the otherwise tolerant and diverse India.

Here are pictures of those martyrs from the pages of Matribhasa (Mother Language) journal of Barak Upatyaka Matribhasa Shuraksha (Cachar) [Barak Valley Mother Language Protection (Cachar)] 24th Edition, May 19, 2017. Courtesy: Dr. Kumar K. Das of Silchar, Cachar District, Assam, India.

Ms. Kamala Bhattacharya (born 1352 Bengali Era; CE1945)Mr. Kanailal Niyogi (b 1329; 1922); Mr. Hitesh Biswas (1343; 1936)

Mr. Sunil Sarkar (1346; 1939); Mr. Satyendra Deb (1343; 1936); Mr. Sachindra Pal (1348; 1941)

Mr. ChandiCharan Sutradhar (1333; 1926); Mr. Kumud Ranjan Das (1350; 1943); Mr. Tarani Debnath (1347; 1940)

Mr. Sukamol Purakayastha (1330; 1923); Mr. Birendra Sutradhar (1342; 1935)