The Sikhs And Transfer of Power      (1942-1947)

The Sikhs And Transfer of Power (1942-1947)

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Author: Kirpal Singh
Publisher: Punjabi University
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 174
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173809828

Description

The partition of Punjab along with partition of India 1947 proved to be a unique event in the history of Modern India as it was accompanied by the forced mass migration of over ten million people, abduction of about forty thousand women and children and massacre of about half a million people.

One of the significant perspectives of partition of Punjab was the creation of Pakistan and division of the Sikhs who were recognized as third important community in the Cabinet Mission Plans for transfer of power has been the subject of study of this book.

Dr. Kirpal Singh has taken pains to bring fresh record from Public Record Office, London which have been used for the first time in this monograph. Earlier his book entitled ‘Partition of Punjab’ was published by the University in 1972 and its revised edition in implementation, the mass migration and its impact.

Contents

Foreword

Department Note

Preface

1. Introduction
2. Cripps Mission
3. Shimla Conference
4. Cabinet Mission Plan
5. Wavell’s Proplsals
6. Mountbatten Plan
7. The Sikhs and Struggle for their Shrines
8. The Punjab Riots
9. The Forced Migration or exchange of Population
10. Conclusion


APPENDICES

1. Punjab Boundary Award
2. Statement of Major J.M. Short
3. The Sikh Case for Nankana Sahib Tract
4. Author’s interviews with British dignitaries
Relating to the Sikhs and Partition of Punjab
5. All Reports Against Sikhs found Untrue,
Statement of H.S. Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Bengal
6. Bibliography