Date of Degree
Other Sociology | Political Science | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology
Colonial, Electorate, Identity, India, Partition, Raj
In 1947, the British colony of India was declared independent and emerged as two separate states, Pakistan and India. To examine this event, I ask what material cause(s) made possible the institutional separation between these two new states. To approach this question, I will review the process of political identity formation from the upheaval of 1857 to the 1947 partition. In so doing, I argue that the system of categorizing those who were under British colonial rule manufactured a particular set of political identities on the Indian subcontinent.
Bodine, Jamie, "Institutionalizing Colonial Identity: A Case Study On The Indian Partition" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.