Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab Lucy P. Chester

ISBN: 9780719091360

Published: November 12th 2013

Paperback

252 pages


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Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab  by  Lucy P. Chester

Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab by Lucy P. Chester
November 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 252 pages | ISBN: 9780719091360 | 7.54 Mb

Borders and Conflict in South Asia is the first full-length study of the 1947 drawing of the Indo-Pakistani boundary in Punjab. Using the Radcliffe commission as a window onto the decolonisation and independence of India and Pakistan, and examiningMoreBorders and Conflict in South Asia is the first full-length study of the 1947 drawing of the Indo-Pakistani boundary in Punjab. Using the Radcliffe commission as a window onto the decolonisation and independence of India and Pakistan, and examining the competing interests – both internal and international – that influenced the actions of the various major players, it highlights British efforts to maintain a grip on India even as the decolonisation process spun out of control.

Drawing on extensive archival research in India, Pakistan and Britain, combined with innovative use of cartographic sources, the book paints a vivid picture of both the partition process and the Radcliffe lines impact on Punjab.This book will be vital reading for scholars and students of colonialism, decolonisation, partition, and borderlands studies, while providing anyone interested in South Asias independence with a highly readable account of one of its most controversial episodes.



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