This book probes the emotional dimensions of the Partition, including the trama of those directly affected and its “trans-generational effects”.
The book emerged from concerns that psychiatrists have treated the horrors of the Partition as a “no-go” zone, never attempting to seriously probe the psychological scars caused by the Partition. The magnitude of human suffering during the Partition was cataclysmic.
Authors says that “it is strange and intriguing, the process of healing requires understanding and understanding the trauma and seeking resolution.”
Authors made the joint presentation on a subject that had hither to remained untouched in our understanding of partition- the long term psychological impact of the trauma of the moment and of the processes that followed. Moved, and intrigued, by the many stories they had come to hear form their patients- many of whom had lived through it- the doctors had begun to make initial explorations into the subject. Making sense of what happened is not only an ‘after-the-act’ phenomenon.
This first of-a- kind collective, interdisciplinary inquiry into the impact of partition on the minds of people brings together psychiatrists, historians, sociologists and literary minds in a holistic examination of the psychological and sociology and sociological impact of Partition, especially at a time mental health and its consequence have become a modern scourge and yet remains the most misunderstood science. What caused perfectly sane and normal people individually to resort to collective madness?
This book probe the emotional dimensions of the Partition, including the trauma of those directly affected and its “trans- generational effects”. This book have treated the horrors of Partition as a “no-go” zone, never attempting to seriously probe the psychological scars caused by the Partition. The magnitude of human suffering during the Partition was cataclysmic.
“The book consists of research papers that bring together psychiatry, history, literature and sociology to understand this cataclysmic event.”
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