Completing the First Year of Independence: British Official Reports from South Asia, 1 May - 17 September 1948 (2 Parts)

By: Lionel Carter

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The present volume, in two parts, completes the documentation of the first year of South Asian independence as seen from British official records. This traumatic year had been marked by horrendous communal violence; mass movement of refugees; war in Kashmir; the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi (and death of Mohammed Ali Jinnah a little after its end); as well as huge economic and political problems in both India and Pakistan. The Acting British High Commissioner in India summed up the first year of India’s independence graphically in September 1948 when he wrote: The most remarkable perhaps of the achievements of Pandit Nehru’s Government is that they survived at all in face of the quite overwhelming difficulties. The work covers a wide range of developments but two issues are at its centre Kashmir and Hyderabad. As regards Kashmir, hopes of a settlement were raised by the arrival of the U.N. Kashmir Commission in South Asia in July 1948. However by September it was clear that the Commission had not been immediately successful in its endeavours . Information received from Richard Symonds, an official on the Commission’s staff, is included. Printed Pages: 1000

Title: Completing the First Year of Independence: British Official Reports from South Asia, 1 May - 17 September 1948 (2 Parts)

Author Name: Lionel Carter

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2016

ISBN: 9789350981054

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200563

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