The Unfamiliarity of the Past

Joya Chatterji

An substantial interview with Emeritus Professor Joya Chatterji can be found on the blog of her Indian publisher Permanent Black. driven by their publication of her essay collection Partition's Legacies it covers a wide range of subjects including Partition in Bengal, refugees and the teaching of South Asian history and the work of other historians in the same field.

Citizenship is not an either/or quality but a spectrum of rights and capabilities. Many people find themselves on the wrong end of this spectrum, because of their gender, disability, debility or history of displacement.