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The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199406593

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¥5,654
Author: 
Ishtiaq Ahmed
Pages
688 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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This book is a holistic study of the partition of Punjab which was the first major case of ethnic cleansing after the Second World War. Besides shedding new light on the events through secret British reports, it also contains poignant accounts by eyewitnesses, survivors, and even participators in the carnage on both sides of the border.

Index: 

Preface to the 70th Anniversary Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
Calendar 1947
Chronology of main events during 1947
Governments of the Punjab (1 January-31 December 1947)
Introduction
1. A Theory of Ethnic Cleansing
2. Pre-Colonial and Colonial Punjab
3. Genesis of the Punjab Partition 1900-1944
STAGE I:
THE PUNJAB BLOODIED, JANUARY 1945-31 MARCH 1947
Introduction
4. Punjab Elections and Coalition Government, 1945-1946
5. Direct Action, 24 January-26 February 1947
6. The March Riots: Lahore
7. The March Riots: Amritsar and Jullundur
8. The March Riots: Multan
9. The March Riots: Rawalpindi and Adjoining Rural Areas
STAGE II:
THE END GAME UNFOLDS, 24 MARCH 1947-14 AUGUST 1947
Introduction
10. British Policy in the Punjab, 24 March-30 June 1947
11. The Battle for Lahore and Amritsar, 1 April-30 June 1947
12. Partition Machinery and Proceedings, 1 July-14 August 1947
13. The Punjab Disintegrates, 1 July-14 August 1947
STAGE III:
ETHNIC CLEANSING: 15 AUGUST-31 DECEMBER 1947
Introduction
Exodus from West Punjab
14. Lahore Division
15. Rawalpindi Division
16. Multan Division and Bahawalpur State
Exodus from East Punjab and the Princely States
17. Amritsar and the Three Tahsils of Gurdaspur
18. Jullundur Division
19. Ambala Division and Delhi
20. Eastern Punjab Princely States
21. Analysis and Conclusions
List of Members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly (21 March 1946-4 July 1947)
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

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, National University of Singapore. His research interests cover diverse fields like political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human, minority and group rights, and partition studies

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