Bureaucracy and Border Control: Crime, Police Reform and National Security in Kutch, 1948–52

Farhana Ibrahim
Economic & Political Weekly

Studies on militarisation and borders in South Asia have often remained focused on zones of spectacular conflict such as Kashmir, or Punjab during the partition. This article tracks the production of a discourse on borders by those charged with border security such as the police and other senior bureaucracy in the decades following the partition.

Partition and Gujarat: The Tangled Web of Religious, Caste, Community and Gender Identities

Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan
Taylor and Francis Online

Compared to Punjab and Bengal, Gujarat's experiences of the Partition of India in 1947 remain curiously under-researched even though the state has a long border with Pakistan and over a million people migrated to Gujarat, mostly from neighbouring Sindh. This paper seeks to fill this lacuna in Partition scholarship by examining the experiences of two Hindu groups, Sindhis and Gujarati Dalits, who left Sindh to settle in Ahmedabad.

Looting in the NWFP and Punjab: Property and Violence in the Partition of 1947

Ilyas Chattha
South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies

According to Police Special Branch intelligence reports, amidst the chaos of Partition, over 60,000 ounces of gold were stolen from fleeing Hindus and Sikhs in 1947. Alongside political identity and religious organisation and territorialisation, desire for wealth or property was a key trigger for the continuation of the Partition violence. This article documents organised communal violence which erupted in the NWFP and Punjab during 1946–47 using largely underutilised police and intelligence reports from the period. The empirical focus of the article is two-fold.

Muslim participation in the anti colonial movement a case study of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Begum, Iltiza
Utkal University

Image And Representation: Stories Of Muslim Lives In India

Mushirul Hasan
M. Asaduddin
Oxford University Press

Consolidation of Muslim league 1936 to 1943

Dhankhar, Jaiveer S
Maharshi Dayanand University

Muslim politics in the Punjab 1919 to 1947

Khanna, Anju
Maharshi Dayanand University

Pakistan the Partition of India

Liaquat Ali Khan
Thomas Press

Pakistan Or the Partition of India

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
Charlies Inc

The Partition of India

Kate Shoup
Cavendish Square Publishing