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This page lists British Library resources related to the Partition and Independence of India 1947. The subject is approached as a culmination of various socio-political developments of the last two decades of the British rule in India. Taking World War Two as a defining moment of the history of the subcontinent, the search has been kept limited to the 1930s and 1940s
"...Would not Calcutta be cut off from Muslim Bengal? Is a corridor also proposed? What would be the position if Hindus refused to accept this provision ...?"
Mss Eur E341/46/5
“Partition. Peaceful Muslims going to attend the meeting which called for Direct Action. Note, each one carries a lathi or other weapons." Photographer: Holmes, Randolph Bezzant.
Photo 627 (10)
“The Cabinet Mission is going out of Delhi on a holiday to Kashmir and wishes not to be followed."
Hindustan Times, 10 April 1946 [Asia, Pacific & Africa SM 27]
Close reading of some of the collections.
These sources were selected by Parthasarathi Bhaumik as part of his research project on 'Nationalism, Partition, and Independence in South Asia, 1900-1950' during his Chevening Fellowship at the British Library.