The Independence of India and Pakistan : New Approaches and Reflections
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This book brings together essays on the 1947 division of the Indian subcontinent, providing fresh insights into the role of leading British personalities, the interconnection of politics and violence, and the social impact of the resulting upheaval.
These research articles examine three distinct themes relating to the independence of India and Pakistan. First, they focus on the vexed issue of the violence which accompanied the partition of the subcontinent. The contributions assess the range of motives and circumstances which culminated in mass killings by drawing on fresh sources such as Police First Information Reports. There are studies of local level incidences of violence and the debates surrounding the role of the Sikh community in the massacres in East Punjab.
|About the Author / Editor|
|Ian Talbot is Director of the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies at the University of Southampton. His recent publications include The Deadly Embrace: Religion, Politics and Violence in India and Pakistan 1947-2002 (ed. 2007),Divided Cities: Partition and its Aftermath in Lahore and Amritsar 1947-1957(2006), and The Partition of India (with Gurharpal Singh, 2009).|
Hardback 302 pages