Borders and Conflict in South Asia

Borders and Conflict in South Asia The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab - Studies in Imperialism

Paperback (30 Nov 2013) | English

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Synopsis

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 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 line's 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 Asia's independence with a highly readable account of one of its most controversial episodes.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719091360
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 954.552035
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 404g
Height: 157mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 16mm