Partition of India: Why 1947?

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorKaushik Roy

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The year 1947 was a turning point in the history of South Asia. The independence of British India resulted in two sovereign states: India and Pakistan. This book analyses two important dimensions of the Partition - timing and causation. The essays by prominent scholars study the long- andshort-term causes of the Partition, beginning with the elections of 1936-7 and the subsequent formation of Congress government in most provinces. They outline the major debates and their changing nature over time. The volume ends with the analysis of events that led to the acceptance of thePartition plan in 1947 by all major parties. The Introduction examines contours of the debate and also situates the Partition in the context of current historiography. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of modern Indian history and politics.

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The year 1947 was a turning point in the history of South Asia. The independence of British India resulted in two sovereign states: India and Pakistan. This book analyses two important dimensions of the Partition - timing and causation. The essays by prominent scholars study the long- andshort-term causes of the Partition, beginning wi...

Kaushik Roy is Reader in the Department of History at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He is also Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, International Peace Research Institute in Norway.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceKaushik Roy: Introduction1. G.D. Khosla: The Parting of the Ways2. Satish Saberwal: Concluding Review3. Gyanendra Pandey: Nationalism versus Communalism4. Francis Robinson: Islam and Muslim Separatism5. Mushirul Hasan: The Local Roots of the Pakistan Movement: The Aligarh Muslim University6. Partha Chatterjee: The Second Partition of Bengal7. Bidyut Chakrabarty: The 1947 United Bengal Movement: A Thesis without a Synthesis8. Indu Banga: The Sikhs and the Prospect of Pakistan9. Anita Inder Singh: The Success of the Muslim League: June 1945 to March 194610. Penderel Moon: Towards Partition: The Cabinet Mission11. Sucheta Mahajan: Why Gandhi Accepted the Decision to Partition India