Partitioning Territory, Partitioning Time



In this text, Syma Tariq refuses to interpret the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent as a punctual event with a beginning and an end. Rather, she conceptualizes it as a process that can be reconstituted (in an always non-exhaustive manner) through its sonic dimension embodied by the many stories — in their subjective temporalities — of those who experienced the State crystallization of national identities.