Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830–1914

Patrick Brantlinger
Cornell University Press

Partition of the Indian Subcontinent: Planning and Implementation

Rabia Umar Ali
Quaid-I-Azam University - Department of History

An academic work. (PhD Thesis) Abstract from the author: India’s Partition was an event of momentous significance for the three major communities, the Hindus, Muslims and the Sikhs who were at the time residing in the subcontinent. It was an equally important phenomenon for the British who were to withdraw their rule and thereby signify an imperial retreat from India. Independence was announced on the 15th of August 1947 after which the two sovereign States of India and Pakistan emerged on the map of the world.

Pakistan Toward Partition

The Library of Congress Country Studies
The Library of Congress Country Studies

This website page provides a summary of events that lead Pakistan to Partition in 1947. More historical information about Pakistan can also be found.

The Dynasty: Nehru-Gandhi Story

Jad Adams
Phillip Whitehead
TV Books

Defence Implications of a Partition of India into Hindustan and Pakistan

Sir Arthur Smith
East & West Publishing Company

Weakened States Seeking Renewal: British Offical Reports from South Asia (1 January-30 April 1948)

Lionel Carter
Manohar Publishers & Distributors

After the Raj: Plain Tales of Those Who Stayed on After Independence

Hugh Purcell
The History Press

Scars of Partition: Postcolonial Legacies in French and British Borderlands

William F.S. Miles
University of Nebraska Press

British Voices from South Asia

Rosan Augusta Jordan and Frank de Caro

"The exhibition marks the acquisition by the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History at LSU of a series of taped interviews -- conducted by Professors Frank de Caro and Rosan Augusta Jordan of the LSU English Department -- with British people who lived and worked in India before Independence in 1947. Collectively they provide a sort of "self-portrait" of a colonial subculture and accounts of how Europeans experienced a great Asian society under the peculiar conditions of their time. Quotations from the interviews have been included for each section of the exhibition.

Bearing Witness: Partition, Independence, End of the Raj

Sukeshi Kamra
University of Calgary Press