Memory and Negotiations of Identity in Train to Pakistan

Giuseppe De Riso (Università di Napoli "L'Orientale")

Abstract

L’articolo si concentra sul romanzo Train to Pakistan di Khushwant Singh per analizzare le negoziazioni identitarie tra gruppi etnico-religiosi differenti durante gli anni della Partition tra India e Pakistan, avvenuta nell’agosto 1947. Più in dettaglio, l’articolo proverà a dimostrare l’impatto, nell’economia delle relazioni sociali e delle pratiche violente descritte nel romanzo, delle “voci” che circolavano incontrollate lungo e attraverso gli allora ancora incerti confini che separavano le due nazioni nascenti.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-103

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