The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed: Unravelling the 1947 Tragedy through Secret British…

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byIshtiaq Ahmed

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The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the biggest forced migration in history - some 14 million people altogether of which 10 million were from the Punjab. This book is a holistic study of the first major case of ethnic cleansing after the Second World War. Besides shedding new light onthe events through secret British reports, it also contains poignant accounts by eyewitnesses, survivors, and even participators in the carnage from both sides of the border. With interviewees from both India and Pakistan, the book gives a balanced account of Partition and show how religious differences are no bar to peaceful coexistence unless highlighted by divisive forces. It will be of immense interest to anyone even remotely curious about the happenings of the mosttraumatic event in recent Indian history.

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The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the biggest forced migration in history - some 14 million people altogether of which 10 million were from the Punjab. This book is a holistic study of the first major case of ethnic cleansing after the Second World War. Besides shedding new light onthe events through secret British reports, it...

Born in Lahore on 24 February 1947, Ishtiaq Ahmed holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, at Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, Nat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:March 13, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199400288

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Preface and acknowledgementsCalendar 1947Punjab Administration till August 14, 19471. Introduction2. A Theory of Ethnic Cleansing3. Pre-Colonial and Colonial Punjab4. Genesis of the Punjab Partition 1900-1944Part I: The Punjab Bloodied, January 1945-March 31 1947Introduction to Part I5. Punjab Elections and Coalition Government6. Direct Action: January 24 - February 26, 19477. The March Riots: Lahore8. The March Riots: Amritsar and Jullundur9. The March Riots: Multan10. The March Riots: Rawalpindi and adjoining rural areasPart II: The Partition End Game: April 1 - August 14, 1947Introduction to Part II11. British Policy on the Partition of the Punjab, April 1 - June 30, 194712. The Battle for Lahore and Amritsar: April 1 - June 30, 194713. Partition Machinery and Proceedings: July 1 - August 14, 194714. The Punjab Disintegrates: July 1 - August 14, 1947Part III: Ethnic Cleansing: August 15 - December 31, 1947Introduction to Part IIIExodus from West Punjab15. Lahore Division16. Rawalpindi Division17. Multan Division and Bahawalpur StateExodus from East Punjab and Princely States18. Amritsar and three Tahsils of Gurdaspur19. Jullundur Division20. Ambala Division21. Eastern Punjab Princely States22. Analysis and ConclusionsList of Members of Punjab Legislative Assembly till July 4, 1947MapsBibliographyIndex