Bengali state and nation making: partition and displacement revisited


  • Shelley Feldman

    1. Shelley Feldman teaches Development Sociology at Cornell University. Recent publications on South Asia include: “Intersecting and contesting positions: world systems, postcolonial, and feminist theory”, REVIEW 24(3), 2001, 343–371; “Exploring theories of patriarchy: a perspective from contemporary Bangladesh”, SIGNS 26(4), 2001, 1097–1127; and “Metaphor and myth: gender and Islam in Bangladesh”, in Rafiuddin Ahmed (ed.), Understanding the Bengal Muslims: Interpretative Essays, Oxford University Press, 2001, 209–235. Email:
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