Geopolitics & Women's Bodies from the Perspective of the South Asian Diaspora


The 1947 Indian Partition ("Partition") endures as a decisive moment in world history, not only for its significance in the emergency of India and Pakistan, but also for its impact on the legal rights of women. Before Partition, the planet had not witnessed such a massive and disruptive migration of people. Partition is not a bygone event, but a modern phenomenon that continues to shape the gender dynamics in South Asia. In large part, most Indian women still experience the enduring hurt from that era because many legal issues remain unresolved.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.


Nadia B. Ahmad completed an LL.M. at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Environmental... View Profile »

Follow Nadia Ahmad: