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In reading three Partition narratives by Pakistan women discussed here, this chapter is particularly interested in the way history, personal and political, appears in their writing. The writing is marked by complex feelings of anger at how history came to unfold on the subcontinent; also how loss of land, home, and family, as well as nostalgia for a larger subcontinental ethos now gone forever, figure in their writing. Though these narratives are not autobiographies in the strict sense of the term, they are deeply autobiographical in sentiment, enabling the women to speak for a larger feminine self beyond personal experience...

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