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Nayar, Pramod K. "The forms of history. This Side, That Side, graphic narrative and the Partitions of the Indian subcontinent." In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing 52.4 (2016), S. 481–493. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2016.1228266
BibTeX citation key: Nayar2016b
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Categories: General
Keywords: "This Side That Side", Historische Themen, Indien, Narratologie, Pakistan, Repräsentation
Creators: Nayar
Collection: Journal of Postcolonial Writing
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This article examines This Side, That Side: Restorying Partition: Graphic Narratives from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, a 2013 anthology of graphic texts on the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent into Indian and Pakistan and the 1971 creation of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan). Hillary Chute has argued that politically oriented graphic narratives confront the problem of representing history through an urgent visualizing of historical circumstance that disrupts and realigns the narrative elements. The narration of history is thus disrupted by the use of collage, montage, non-linear image and verbal organization of the page. The current article isolates four specific representational and narrative techniques through which This Side, That Side disrupts the narration of history of the subcontinent’s traumatic Partitions.
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