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Socio-Economics

The Partition of India: consequences on the agrarian structure on the short and long term

Guilhem cassan

Nationality French

Year of selection 2011

Institution London School of Economics and Political Science

Country United Kingdom

Risk Socio-Economics

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

1 year

120000 €

Identity theft, abandoned land and forced uprooting: taking stock of the Partition

How can the impact of conflicts on population development be evaluated? “By crossing the boundaries between economics and social sciences,” replies Guilhem Cassan. In the case of India, this original approach has allowed him to demonstrate how identity theft has allowed people to benefit from a British law that facilitates access to the property of certain castes. Today, Cassan’s research looks at the effects of the partition of India: in 1947, the partition resulted in violence, pillaging and the forced uprooting of 18 million people. What became of the abandoned land? What was the impact of the Green Revolution? “By comparing the case of India and Pakistan, my aim is to better understand the history of their development as well as go back to the source of the current conflicts, which are characterized, in particular, by nuclear risk.”

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