The morbid tale of partition holds an important place in the everyday lives of the people who had witnessed its carnage. Yet the story of partition is often limited to the Punjab and Bengal, with the narrative and its impact in Jammu and Kashmir almost entirely absent from mainstream academic study. In contrast, this chapter focuses on the partition and its impact on the Sikh community of Kashmir. Accounts of murders, abduction of women, and the maiming of children are part of the narratives that inform the collective memory. The chapter argues that such shared memories continue to reinforce and highlight the fact that Sikhs were and remain a numerical minority within the state and thus form a part of contemporary Sikh identity in Kashmir.
- Sikhs in Kashmir
- Partition of Jammu and Kashmir
- Religious minorities
- Memory and trauma
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Singh, K.J.B. (2021). The 1947 Massacre and Its Impact on Sikhs in Kashmir. In: Hussain, S. (eds) Society and Politics of Jammu and Kashmir. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56481-0_14
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