Document Type

Honors Thesis


Political Science


Asif Nawaz

Committee Members

Robert Glover, Stephen Miller, Douglas Allen

Graduation Year

May 2023

Publication Date

Spring 2023


The Ghost of Amritsar is a historical-fiction novel set in the British Raj during the first half of the 20th century. Through the lens of a Punjabi revolutionary, this thesis explores some of the roles played by the diverse identities of the Indian subcontinent during the Indian independence movement and the violence that followed the Partition of 1947. By observing the history of India and the British Raj, The Ghost of Amritsar attempts to analyze the period’s violence with a human, empathetic, approach.