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Punjab Politics, 1936-1939: The Start of Provincial Autonomy: Governors' Fortnightly Reports and Other Key Documents

Lionel Carter (Author)
Synopsis This volume produces the texts of 123 fortnightly reports and other documents sent to the Viceroy by the governors of the Punjab or their secretaries between 1936 and 1939. The governors' descriptions of their many tours throughout the province provide a vivid picture of the Punjab in these last self-confident years of the Raj. There is much discussion of political developments taking place within the various communities. Congress was relatively weak in the Punjab at the start of the volume but is growing importance is evident at the close. The volume is dominated by the personality and activities of the Muslim premier of the ruling Unionist Party, Sir Sikander Hyat Khan. His negotiation of a pact with Jinnah's Muslim League in October 1937 was to prove a milestone of the pre-independence years. The documents show the problems which arose in the actual working-out of the arrangements then agreed.
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About the author

Lionel Carter

Lionel Carter is a graduate of the London School of Economics and was awarded a doctorate by Cambridge University having been supervised by Sir Harry Hinsley. For more than ten years, Lionel Carter was a member of the team (led by Nicholas Mansergh) which produced the British Government's series of Documents on the Transfer of Power to India, 1942-47.  From 1980 until 1999, Carter served as Secretary and Librarian of the Centre of South Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge.  Carter has published four volumes with Manohar: Chronicles of British Business in Asia, 1850-1960 (2002); Mountbatten's Report on the Last Viceroyalty (2003); and two earlier volumes of Governors’ reports: Punjab Politics, 1936-1939: the Start of Provincial Autonomy (2004) and Punjab Politics 1940-1943: Strains of War (2005).

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Title Punjab Politics, 1936-1939: The Start of Provincial Autonomy: Governors' Fortnightly Reports and Other Key Documents
Author Lionel Carter
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173045682
length 443p., Map; Tables; Notes; Appendices; Index; 23cm.