Cartographical Study of the Partition of Colonial Punjab

  • Erum Gul Quaid -i- Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mazher Hussain The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan


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.


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How to Cite
GUL, Erum; HUSSAIN, Mazher. Cartographical Study of the Partition of Colonial Punjab. International Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 104-116, may 2017. ISSN 2521-0041. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 may 2023.