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Title: The Narratives of Displaced Women: Journey from Assam to Siliguri (1947-1991)
Authors: Paul, Sweety
Keywords: 1947 Partition
East-Bengali Hindu Refugee
Bongal Khedao Andolon
Displaced Women
Issue Date: Dec-2022
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: Siliguri became the center of attraction for a bulk of Bengali immigrants from Assam to resettle in the new region. The extraordinary population-growth of the town especially during the second half of the twentieth century indicates the influx of the evacuees from Assam into the realm. After independence Siliguri Sub-division confronted with unusual pace in its development. Severe lucrative scope of secondary and tertiary sectors in the town favored the displaced people to get engaged in this new commercial field of the metropolis. The people commenced their new journey in a new way in the burg through their own initiatives. These massive number of people were mainly due to the East Bengali Hindu refugee Scheme of West Bengal in newly independent India. But unfortunately in reality they could not find any kind of facilities for their resettlement neither by the Central Government nor by the State Government. A voluminous number of evicted women had to go through many hazards and trauma in their lives. The words of these victimized women require special attention to reveal the truth about their struggle for existence in Siliguri after escaping from Bangladesh at first and then from Assam.
Description: Journal of Women's Studies (A Peer Reviewed Journal), Vol. Xl, December 2022, p1-14
ISSN: 2320-3625
Appears in Collections:JOURNAL OF WOMEN’S STUDIES, Vol Xl, (December 2022)

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