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The Partition Omnibus
The Partition Omnibus

The Partition Omnibus

by David Page

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195671767 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 1376

Binding

Paperback

David Page

Author: David Page
Mushirul Hasan/Anita Inder Singh
Editor(s): Mushirul Hasan / David Page
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 1376
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195671767

Description

The present collection brings together four classic accounts of the partition which reflects in different ways how religious, cultural, and territorial boundaries are redefined, leaving a lasting impact on South Asian politics.

The first book in this collection, Prelude to Partition by David Page examines the forces responsible for the Pakistan movement, with the eye on Indian Muslim politics in the 1920s. He discusses how Muslim rule in Punjab and Bengal became a real possibility with the communal Award, which in turn was an outcome of the constitutional reforms of 1920. the Origins of the Partition of India 1936-1947 by Anita Inder Singh Investigates the process of decolonization by the British and its far-reaching consequences for their international status.

The Partition Omnibus brings together four authoritative readings on the genesis and development of the idea of Partition, its inevitability, the upheaval that followed the creation of Pakistan. And the attendant problems of nationalism and decolonization. A lucid introduction by Mushirul Hasan holds these narratives together.

Comprising: Prelude to Partition: The Indian Muslims and the Imperial System of Control 1920 - 1932. The Origins of the Partition of India 1936 - 1947 Divide and Quit: An Eyewitness Account of the Partition of India with Contributions from Marc Tully and Tapan Raychaudhuri Stern Reckoning: A Survey of the Events Leading up to and Following the Partition of India.
David Page is Co-Director, Media South Asia Project, Institute of Developmental Studies, Sussex University, England. Anita Inder Singh is Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Penderel Moon was an officer in the Indian Civil Service until his resignation in 1943. G.D. Khosla graduated from the University of Cambridge, and served in the judicial branch of the Indian Civil Service, until his retirement as Chief Justice of the Punjab High Court in 1961. Mushirul Hasan is Professor of Modern Indian History at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

REVIEWS

PRELUDE TO PARTITION

Prelude to Partition is an authoritative analysis of Indian Muslim politics in the 1920s and the position of Punjab in the driver's seat. It throws immensely valuable light on the genesis of Pakistan.
-I A Rehman in the Herald, Karachi

An excellent and original study of the politics of divide and rule.
-David Hardiman, Economic and Political Weekly

THE ORIGINS OF THE PARTITION OF INDIA 1936-1947

The Argument is meticulously built on the monumental use of primary sources.
-Tribune

An absorbing account of those crucial years between 1936 and 1947.
-Economic Times

DIVIDE AND QUIT

Divide and Quit is, a civil servant's version of Bhisham Sahni's Tamas, an unusually powerful insight into the tempest of the Partition.
-Andrew Whitehead, Biblio

STERN RECKONING

The narrative, carries an immediacy that makes for interesting reading.
-Edward A Rodrigues, Independent

Contents

PARTITION NARRATIVES
Mushirul Hasan

PART I

PRELUDE TO PARTITION
THE INDIAN MUSLIMS AND THE IMPERIAL SYSTEM OF CONTROL 1920-1932

Introduction to the Paperback Edition

Acknowledgements to the Paperback Edition

Preface

Introduction

The Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms and the Changing Structure of Politics
The Growth of Communalism and the Polarization of Politics
The emergence of Punjabi Dominance
The Muslim Conference and the Reforms

Conclusion

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Maps

India 1920-The United Provinces - The Punjab

PART II

THE ORIGINS OF THE PARTITION OF INDIA 1936-1947

PREFACE

ABBREVIATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Elections and the Congress in Office: April 1936 to September 1936
India and the War: September 1930 to December 1941
Provincial and All India Politics: Currents and Cross-Currents-December 1941 to April 1945
The Success of the Muslim League- June 1945 to March 1946
The Cabinet Mission: March to July 1946
Negotiations for the Interim Government and Direct Action
Prelude to Partition: November 1946 to February 1947
Divide and Quit

Conclusions

List of Important Persons

Bibliography

Index

PART III

DIVIDE AND QUIT

List of Illustrations

Introduction to Divide and Quit-Mark Tully

Brief Biographies of Key Figures

Introduction

The Genesis of Pakistan
The Punjab and Pakistan
The Cabinet Mission
The Mountbatten Plan
The Punjab and Partition
Bhawalpur State
Journey across the Punjab
Outbreak of Disturbances in Bhawalpur State
Restoring Order-I
Restoring Order-II
Disturbances in Bhawalpur City
Events in Rahim Yar Khan
Resettlement
Summing Up
Note on Casualties
Re-reading Divide and Quit-Tapan Raychaudhuri

Bibliography

Index

Maps

The Punjab-Bhawalpur State

PART IV

STERN RECKONING
A SURVEY OF THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO AND FOLLOWING THE PARTITION OF INDIA

FOREWORD

The Parting of the Ways
Direct Action Day and After
The Punjab
Exodus
Sind
North-West Frontier Province

Retaliation

Conclusion

Appendix I-Notes to Chapters

Appendix II-Tables and Statements

Bibliography

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