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The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed


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Preface to the 70th Anniversary Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements Calendar 1947 Chronology of main events during 1947 Governments of the Punjab (1 January-31 December 1947) Introduction 1. A Theory of Ethnic Cleansing 2. Pre-Colonial and Colonial Punjab 3. Genesis of the Punjab Partition 1900-1944 STAGE I: THE PUNJAB BLOODIED, JANUARY 1945-31 MARCH 1947 Introduction 4. Punjab Elections and Coalition Government, 1945-1946 5. Direct Action, 24 January-26 February 1947 6. The March Riots: Lahore 7. The March Riots: Amritsar and Jullundur 8. The March Riots: Multan 9. The March Riots: Rawalpindi and Adjoining Rural Areas STAGE II: THE END GAME UNFOLDS, 24 MARCH 1947-14 AUGUST 1947 Introduction 10. British Policy in the Punjab, 24 March-30 June 1947 11. The Battle for Lahore and Amritsar, 1 April-30 June 1947 12. Partition Machinery and Proceedings, 1 July-14 August 1947 13. The Punjab Disintegrates, 1 July-14 August 1947 STAGE III: ETHNIC CLEANSING: 15 AUGUST-31 DECEMBER 1947 Introduction Exodus from West Punjab 14. Lahore Division 15. Rawalpindi Division 16. Multan Division and Bahawalpur State Exodus from East Punjab and the Princely States 17. Amritsar and the Three Tahsils of Gurdaspur 18. Jullundur Division 19. Ambala Division and Delhi 20. Eastern Punjab Princely States 21. Analysis and Conclusions List of Members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly (21 March 1946-4 July 1947) Bibliography Index

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Born in Lahore on 24 February 1947, Ishtiaq Ahmed holds a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, at Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His research interests cover diverse fields like political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human, minority and group rights, and partition studies

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