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Devika Chawla: Award-Winning Author

28th November 2015

Devika Chawla, Associate Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, is being recognized for her book, Home Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s

This book “present[s] a perspective of the middle-class refugees who were forced from their homes, jobs, and lives with the withdrawal of British rule in India. Home, Uprooted delves into the lives of forty-five Partition refugees and their descendants to show how this epochal event continues to shape their lives.”

“Home, Uprooted melds oral histories with a fresh perspective on current literature to unravel the emergent conceptual nexus of home, travel, and identity in the stories of the participants. […] These stories reveal how migrations are enacted and what home—in its sense, absence, and presence—can mean for displaced populations.”

For her work on Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition, Chawla was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division (IICD) of the National Communication Association (NCA), as well as the 2015 NCA Ethnography Division Best Book Award, on November 21st.

We at Fordham Press would like to congratulate Devika Chawla on her hard work and dedication to her passions.  We are proud to have you as part of our Fordham Press family.