Cartographical Study of the Partition of Colonial Punjab
Post Lahore Resolution (1940) events rapidly went in favour of the Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent. Progressing on the road to freedom, the homeland they aspired and demanded for; claiming parts of the subcontinent which not only comprised their majority but also possessed historical and geographical significance to them. However; the gloomy side of the last episode of this melodrama was the decisions made by the Indian Boundary Commission under Sir Cyril Radcliffe who was forced to include Muslim majority areas of Punjab and Bengal into Indian territories which proved fatal and fateful for the Muslims. The research paper in hand is an illustrative study of the decisions made by the Punjab Boundary Commission in 1947 which, in turn, created several problems to the nascent state of Pakistan and unfortunately after around seventy years these problems are still a hurdle in the way of progress and are the prime cause of contention between Pakistan and Bharat.
2. Ahmed, Ishtiaq (2007), “Partition of Punjab”, South Asia Past Issue, 45, Vol. II, August 15, 2007; retrieved from http://www.apnaorg.com/articles/sap21/ on 19th May, 2016
3. Alcock, James. “Historical Atlas of the British Empire.” (2015); Retrieved from http://www.atlasofbritempire.com/ on June 6, 2016
4. Asim, Mahmood (1977), Ed. Iqbal k Milli Afkar (Urdu) Lahore: Maktaba e Aliya
5. Aziz, K. K. (1987), A history of the Idea of Pakistan, Lahore: Vanguard
6. Carter, Lionel. ed. & compiler, (2007), Punjab Politics: 1 June 1947- 14 August 1947, Tragedy. “Note by Jenkins on July 10, 1947”, New Delhi: Manohar
7. Chester, Lucy. The 1947 Partition: Drawing the Indo-Pak Boundary, Commentary and analysis: A Look Back. (2002, February)
8. Frost’s Meditation. (2015, June), Partition of India, Retrieved from http://essaysyards.blogspot.com/2011/06/frosts-meditations.html on August 05, 2016
9. Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948 (The Millennium Series). (2000). Lahore: Oxford University Press
10. Lawson, Alastair, (ed. & compiler),(2007, August 10). “Partitioning India over Lunch” Report on 1947: The Partition of Punjab Was a Disaster: Memoirs of Sir Christopher Beaumont; Retrieved from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6926464.stm on May16, 2016
11. Mahurkar, Uday. “How History distorted Savarkar’s Ideology.” Daily O, retrieved from http://www.dailyo.in/politics/veer-savarkar-hindutva-conversion-indian-muslims-congress-partition-of-india/story/1/3916.html on June 7, 2016.
12. Nizami, Qayyum. (2012). Quaid-i-Azam as Governor General, (Urdu), Lahore: Jahangir Books Quoted from Ambry, Prof. Memoirs of Sir Zafarulla Khan. Toronto: Oriental Publishers.
13. Qureshi, Ishtiaq Hussain (1982), the Struggle for Pakistan, Karachi: University of Karachi, 1982. Appendix C
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.