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Punjab Politics, 3 March - 31 May 1947 at the Abyss

 
Lionel Carter (Editor) Lionel Carter (Compiler)
Synopsis This is the fourth volume in a series which prides the texts of the Fortnightly Reports sent by the Governors of the Punjab to the Viceroy. Other key documents sent by the Governor or his Secretary are Also includes. There are 154 items in total. The volume covers the period which followed the fall of the Khizar Ministry and during which discussions on India’s constitutional future were taking place. Initial attempts to form a new Ministry centering on the Muslim League came to an end after serious rioting broke out in Lahore and Amritsar and at least 3, 500 people were killed in communal violence in the Western Punjab. There was particular concern as to how the Sikhs would react to these events. Partition now began to look almost certain. As the volume closes further disturbances and killing were again occurring in the main cities of the Punjab.
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About the authors

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).

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, 3 March - 31 May 1947 at the Abyss
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.02.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173047162
length 316p., Maps; Notes; Index; Appendices; 23cm.
Subjects History