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Hist3235 Dividing India Reading List

Dividing India: The Road to Democracy in South Asia, 1939-1952, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Ria Kapoor
r.kapoor@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Suggested core readings

These are useful readings for the whole period under study. I would suggest reading at least two.

Moon, Penderel, Divide and quit : an eye-witness account of the partition of India (London: Chatto and Windus, 1961)

Butalia, Urvashi, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000)

Khan, Yasmin, The great partition : the making of India and Pakistan (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007)

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in Modern South Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Guha, Ramachandra, India after Gandhi: A History of the World’s Largest Democracy (Pan: London, 2008)

Zamindar, Vazira Yacoobali, The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007) 

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Semester One

Seminar 2.  Indian society and politics, 1935-40

 Chandavarkar, Rajnarayan, Imperial power and popular politics : class, resistance and the state in India, c. 1850-1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) – chapter 8

Fox, Richard, ‘Urban Class and Communal Consciousness in Colonial Punjab: The Genesis of India’s Intermediate Regime’, Modern Asian Studies, 18.3 (1984), 459-89

Godsmark, Oliver, Citizenship, community and democracy in India : from Bombay to Maharashtra, c. 1930-1960 ISBN: 9780815393627 (hardback); 9781351188203 (e-book: Mobi); 9781351188227 (e-book: PDF); 9781351188234 (e-book) (London: Routledge, 2018) – chapters 2, 3 and 5    

Gooptu, Nandini, The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early Twentieth-Century India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001) – chapters 8, 9 & 10  

Gould, William, Hindu nationalism and the language of politics in late colonial India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) – chapter 7

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in modern South Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012) – chapter 4 

Gupta, Charu, Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims, and the Hindu Public in Colonial India (New York: Palgrave, 2002)

Jaffrelot, Christophe, Dr Ambedkar and untouchability : analysing and fighting caste (London: Hurst, 2005)

Jalal, Ayesha, Self and sovereignty : individual and community in South Asian Islam since 1850 ISBN: 0415220785 (pbk.); 0415220777 (hbk); CIP entry (London: Routledge, 2000)

Kamat, Manjiri, ‘Disciplining Sholapur: The Industrial City and its Workers in the Period of the Congress Ministry, 1937-1939’, Modern Asian studies. ISSN: 0026-749x, 44.1 (2010), 99-119  

Khan, Yasmin, The great partition : the making of India and Pakistan (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007) – chapters 1 & 2 

Newbigin, Eleanor, The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India : law, citizenship and community ISBN: 9781107037830 (hardback); 1107037832 (hardback); 9781139892728 (ebook) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013) – introduction and chapters 1 & 2

Talbot, Ian, ‘The Unionist Party and Punjabi Politics, 1937-1947’, in The political inheritance of Pakistan ISBN: 9780333524374; 0333524373, ed. by D. A. Low (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991), pp. 86-105

Tomlinson, B. R., The Indian National Congress and the Raj, 1929-1942 : the penultimate phase (London: Macmillan, 1976)  

Voight, J. H., ‘Co-operation or confrontation? War and Congress politics 1939-42’, in The Congress and the Raj: Facets of the Indian Struggle, ed. By D. A. Low (London: Heinemann, 1977), pp. 349-74 

Seminar 3. India during the War I: Rebellion, repression, and religious extremism

Alter, Joseph S., ‘Indian Clubs and Colonialism: Hindu Masculinity and Muscular Christianity’, Comparative studies in society and history. ISSN: 0010-4175, 46.3 (2004), 497-534

Andersen, Walter K. and Shridhar D. Damle, The brotherhood in saffron : the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Hindu revivalism ISBN: 0813373581 (Boulder: Westview Press, 1987)

Basu, Sabho, Sanjoy Bhattacharya and Robert Keys, ‘The Second World War and South Asia: An Introduction’, Social Scientist, 27.7/8 (1999), 1-10  

Bhattacharya, Sanjoy, ‘British Military Information Management Techniques and the South Asian Soldier: Eastern India during the Second World War’, Modern Asian Studies, 34.2 (2000), 483-510

Chakrabarty, Bidyut, ‘Political Mobilization in the Localities: The 1942 Quit India movement in Midnapur’, Modern Asian Studies, 26.4 (1992), 791-814

Chatterji, Joya,  Bengal Divided: Hindu communalism and partition,1932-1947 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Copland, Ian, ‘Crucible of Hindutva? V. D. Savarkar, the Hindu Mahasabha, and the Indian Princely States’, South Asia, 25.3 (2002), 211-34

Das, Suranjan, Communal riots in Bengal 1905-1947 ISBN: 0195628403; 0195632338 (pbk) (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Deol, Harnik, Religion and nationalism in India : the case of the Punjab ISBN: 041520108X (London: Routledge, 2000)

Dewey, Clive, ‘The Rural Roots of Pakistani Militarism’, in The political inheritance of Pakistan ISBN: 9780333524374; 0333524373, ed. by D. A. Low (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991), pp. 255-283

Fay, Peter Ward, The forgotten army: India’s Armed Struggle for Independence 1942-1945 (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1995)

French, Patrick, Liberty or death : India's journey to independence and division (London: Flamingo, 1998)

Gill, Bir Good, ‘Road to Nowhere: The Akalis, Cripps and the Azad Punjab Scheme’, in Pangs of partition, volume I: The Parting of Ways, ed. by S. Settar and Indira Baptista Gupta (New Delhi: Manohar, 2002), pp. 243-58

Gilmartin, David, ‘Religious Leadership and the Pakistan Movement in the Punjab’, in India's partition : process, strategy and mobilization ISBN: 0195635043, ed. by Mushirul Hasan (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1993), pp. 198-232

Gondhalekar, Nandini, and Sanjoy Bhattacharya, ‘The All-India Hindu Mahasabha and the End of British Rule in India, 1939-1947’, Social Scientist, 27.7/8 (1999), 48-74

Gould, William, Hindu nationalism and the language of politics in late colonial India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) – chapters 5-7

Greenough, Paul, ‘Political Mobilization and the Underground Literature of the Quit India Movement, 1942-44’, Social Scientist, 27.7/8 (1999), 11-47  

Harcourt, Max, ‘Kisan Populism and Revolution in Rural India: The 1942 Disturbances in Bihar and East United Provinces’, in The Congress and the Raj: Facets of the Indian Struggle, 1917-47, ed. by D. A. Low (London: Heinemann, 1977), 349-74

Henningham, Stephen, ‘Quit India in Bihar and the Eastern United Provinces: The Dual Revolt’, in Subaltern Studies II: Writings on South Asian History and Society ed. by Ranajit Guha (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1983), pp. 130-179  

Hutchins, Francis G., India's revolution : Gandhi and the Quit India movement (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973)

Jaffrelot, Christophe, The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics, 1925 to the 1990s : strategies of identity-building, implantation and mobilisation (with special reference to Central India) ISBN: 1850653011; 1850651701 (Hbk)(London: Hurst, 1996) – early chapters

Jalal, Ayesha, The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Khan, Yasmin, The Raj at war : a people's history of India's Second World War ISBN: 9781847921208 (London: The Bodley Head, 2015) – chapters 8 & 9

Malik, Iftikhar H., ‘Regionalism or Personality Cult? Allama Mashriqi and the Tehreek-i-Khaksar in pre-1947 Punjab’, in Region and partition : Bengal, Punjab and the partition of the subcontinent, ed. by Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 42-94

Panter-Brick, Simone, Gandhi against Machiavellism : non-violence in politics (Bombay: Asia Publishing House, 1966) – chapter 6

Ramu, P. S., Gandhi-Subhas and "Quit India" (New Delhi: S. S. Publishers, 1995)

Sherman, Taylor,  State violence and punishment in India (London: Routledge, 2009) – chapter 7  

Talbot, Ian, ‘The Growth of the Muslim League in the Punjab, 1937-1946’, The journal of commonwealth and comparative politics. ISSN: 0306-3631, 13.1 (1982), 5-24

Talbot, Ian, Freedom's cry : the popular dimension in the Pakistan movement and partition experience in North-West India ISBN: 0195776577 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)

The Indian nation in 1942, ed. by Gyanendra Pandey (Calcutta: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, 1988) 

Seminar 4. India during the War II: The Bengal Famine

Brennan, Lance, ‘Government Famine Relief in Bengal, 1943’, The journal of Asian studies, 47.3 (1988), 541-66

Gould, William, Bureaucracy, community and influence in India : society and the state, 1930s-1960s (London: Routledge, 2011) – chapters 4 & 5

Greenough, Paul, Prosperity and misery in modern Bengal : the famine of 1943-1944 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982)

Islam, M. Mufakharul, ‘The Great Bengal Famine and the Question of FAD Yet Again’, Modern Asian studies, 41.2 (2007), 421-40  

Khan, Yasmin, The great partition : the making of India and Pakistan (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007) – chapters 1 & 2  

Potter, David, India's political administrators, 1919-1983 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986)

Sen, Amartya, Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982) – chapter 6  

Sherman, Taylor, State violence and punishment in India (London: Routledge, 2009) – chapter 7  

Zamindar, Vazira, The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007) – use index 

Seminar 5. Caste and community

Bates, Crispin, ‘Race, Caste and Tribe in Central India: The Early Origins of Indian Anthropometry’, in The concept of race in South Asia ISBN: 0195642686(pbk) : No price; 0195637674, ed. by Peter Robb (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 219-59

Bayly, Susan, Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) – Introduction & chapter 6  

Carroll, Lucy, ‘Colonial Perceptions of Indian Society and the Emergence of Caste(s) Associations’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 37.2 (1978), 233-50  

Cháirez-Garza, Jesús Francisco, ‘“Bound Hand and Foot and Handed Over to the Caste Hindus”: Ambedkar, Untouchability and the Politics of Partition’, Indian Economic & Social History Review ISSN: 0019-4646, 55.1 (2018), 1-28  

Dalit women in India : issues and perspective ISBN: 8121204933; 8121204925 (jacket), ed. by P. G. Jogdand (New Delhi: Gyan Pub. House, 1995)

Dirks, Nicholas, Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001)

Gaikward, S. R., Dr. B.R. Ambedkar : caste, class and Indian society ISBN: 9789380147727; 9380147724 (Delhi: Pacific Publication, 2012)

Gender and Caste, ed. by Anupama Rao (London: Zed Books, 2005)

Gooptu, Nandini, The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early Twentieth-Century India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001) – chapter 5  

Gupta, Charu, The gender of caste : representing Dalits in print ISBN: 9780295995649 (hardcover : acid-free paper); 0295995645 (hardcover : acid-free paper) (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2016)

Gupta, Charu, ‘Feminine, Criminal or Manly?: Imagining Dalit Masculinities in Colonial North India’, Indian Economic & Social History Review ISSN: 0019-4646, 47.3 (2010), 309-42

Jaffrelot, Christophe, Dr Ambedkar and untouchability : analysing and fighting caste (London: Hurst, 2005)

Juergensmeyer, Mark, Religion as social vision : the movement against untouchability in 20th-century Punjab ISBN: 0520043014 (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1982)

Kapoor, S. K., Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Caste Mobilisation (New Delhi: Swastik Publications, 2013)

Rao, Anupama, The caste question : Dalits and the politics of modern India ISBN: 9780520257610 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780520255593 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520255593 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520257618 (pbk. : alk. paper) (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009) – Introduction & chapter 3  

Rawat, Ramnarayan S., ‘Partition Politics and Acchut Identity: A Study of the Schedules Castes Federation and Dalit Politics in UP’, in The partitions of memory : the afterlife of the division of India, ed. by Suvir Kaul (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 111-39

Rawat, Ramnarayan S., Reconsidering untouchability : Chamars and Dalit history in North India ISBN: 9780253222626; 0253222621 (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011)

The concept of race in South Asia ISBN: 0195642686(pbk) : No price; 0195637674, ed. by Peter Robb (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Viswanath, Rupa, The Pariah problem : caste, religion, and the social in modern India ISBN: 9780231163064 (cloth ; alk. paper); 0231163061 (cloth ; alk. paper); 9780231537506 (ebook) (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2014)

Zelliot, Eleanor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and the Untouchable Movement (New Delhi: Blumoon Books, 2004)

Zelliot, Eleanor, Ambedkar's world : the making of Babasaheb and the dalit movement ISBN: 9788189059545 (paperback); 8189059548 (paperback) (New Delhi: Navayana Publishing, 2013)

Seminar 6. Gender, the family, and women’s mobilisation in the 1940s

All India Women’s Conference: Online historical survey presentation http://aiwc.org.in/data/History.pdf  

Banerjee, Swapna M., Men, women, and domestics : articulating middle-class identity in colonial Bengal ISBN: 9780195666137; 0195666135 (hbk.) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Basu, Aparna, ‘A Nationalist Feminist: Mridula Sarabhai (1911-1974)’, Indian Journal of Gender Studies ISSN: 0971-5215, 2.1 (1995), 1-24  

Basu, Aparna, and Ray, Bharati, Women's struggle : a history of the All India Women's Conference, 1927-1990 ISBN: 8185425426 (New Delhi: Manohar, 1990)

Behind the Veil: Resistance, Women, and the Everyday in Colonial South Asia, ed. by Anindita Ghosh (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

Chakravarti, Uma, ‘Gender, Caste and Labour: Ideological and Material Structure of Widowhood’, Economic and Political Weekly, 30.36 (1995), 2248-56

Chatterjee, Partha, The nation and its fragments : colonial and postcolonial histories ISBN: 0691019436 (pbk. : alk. paper) : 14.95; 0691033056 (cloth : alk. paper) (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993)

Chatterjee, Partha, ‘Colonialism, Nationalism, and Colonialized Women: The Contest in India’, American Ethnologist16.4, (1989), 622-33  

Cobb, Betsey, ‘Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya’, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. ISSN: 0007-4810, 7.1 (1975), 67-72  

Dalit women in India : issues and perspective ISBN: 8121204933; 8121204925 (jacket), ed. by P. G. Jogdand (New Delhi: Gyan Pub. House, 1995)

Forbes, Geraldine, Women in Modern India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)  

Gender and Caste, ed. by Anupama Rao (London: Zed Books, 2005)

Gupta, Charu, ‘Feminine, Criminal or Manly?: Imagining Dalit Masculinities in Colonial North India’, Indian Economic & Social History Review ISSN: 0019-4646, 47.3 (2010), 309-42

Gupta, Charu, Sexuality, Obscenity, Community: Women, Muslims, and the Hindu Public in Colonial India (New York: Palgrave, 2002) 

Gupta, Charu, The gender of caste : representing Dalits in print ISBN: 9780295995649 (hardcover : acid-free paper); 0295995645 (hardcover : acid-free paper) (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2016)

Jalal, Ayesha, Self and sovereignty : individual and community in South Asian Islam since 1850 ISBN: 0415220785 (pbk.); 0415220777 (hbk); CIP entry (London: Routledge, 2000)

Kishwar, Madhu, ‘Gandhi on Women’, Economic and Political Weekly, 20.40 (1985), 1753-58

Lambert-Hurley, Siobhan, ‘The Heart of a Gopi: Raihana Tyabji’s Bhakti Devotionalism as Self-Representation’, Modern Asian Studies, 48.3 (2014), 569-95

Malhotra, Anshu, Gender, caste, and religious identities : restructuring class in colonial Punjab ISBN: 9780195656480; 0195656482 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Mies, Maria, ‘Indian Women and Leadership’, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. ISSN: 0007-4810, 7.1 (1975), 56-66  

Minault, Gail, Secluded scholars : women's education and Muslim social reform in colonial India ISBN: 0195641906 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Newbigin, Eleanor, The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India : law, citizenship and community ISBN: 9781107037830 (hardback); 1107037832 (hardback); 9781139892728 (ebook) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013)  

Omvedt, Gail, ‘Caste, Class, and Women’s Liberation in India’, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars. ISSN: 0007-4810, 7.1 (1975), 43-48  

Rhetoric and reality : gender and the colonial experience in South Asia ISBN: 9780195677041; 0195677048, ed. by Siobhan Lambert-Hurley and Avril A. Powell (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006)

Sarkar, Tanika, Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion, and Cultural Nationalism (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001) 

Sinha, Mrinalini, Specters of Mother India : the global restructuring of an Empire ISBN: 0822337959 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0822337827 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780822337959 (Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2006)

Sreenivas, Mytheli, Wives, widows, and concubines : the conjugal family ideal in colonial India ISBN: 9780253219725 (pbk.) : £11.99; 9780253351180 (cased) : £33.00; 0253351189 (cased) : £33.00; 0253219728 (pbk.) : £11.99 (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008)

The extended family : women and political participation in India and Pakistan ISBN: 086186834X, ed. by Gail Minault (Delhi: Chanakya Publications, 1981)

Walsh, Judith E., Domesticity in colonial India : what women learned when men gave them advice ISBN: 0742529371 (pbk.); 0742529363 (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004)

Women as subjects : South Asian histories ISBN: 9780813915227 (pbk); 081391521X; 0813915228, ed. by Nita Kumar (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994)

Women in colonial India : essays on survival, work and the state ISBN: 0195644638, ed. by J. Krishnamurty (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Seminar 7. The Mahatma meets Quaid-i-Azam: The breakdown of Gandhi-Jinnah talks

Brennan, L., ‘The Illusion of Security: The Background to Muslim Separatism in the United Provinces’, Modern Asian Studies, 18.2 (1984), 237-72

Brown, Judith, Gandhi : prisoner of hope (London: Yale University Press, 1989)

Devji, Faisal, Muslim Zion : Pakistan as a political idea ISBN: 9780674072671 (cloth : alk. paper); 0674072677 (cloth : alk. paper) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013)  

Gilmartin, David, Empire and Islam : Punjab and the making of Pakistan ISBN: 185043123X; 0520062493 (alk. paper) (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988)

Hodson, Henry Vincent, The great divide : Britain, India, Pakistan (London: Hutchinson, 1969)

Jaffrelot, Christophe, The Pakistan paradox : instability and resilience ISBN: 9780190492229 (ebook) : No price (online book) – Introduction, chapters 1 & 2  

Jalal, Ayesha, The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985) – Introduction, chapters 1 & 2  

Khaliquzzaman, Choudhry, Pathway to Pakistan (role of imperialism, nationalism and communism) (Lahore: Longmans, 1961)

Moore, R. J., ‘Jinnah and the Pakistan Demand’, Modern Asian Studies, 17.4 (1983), 529-61

Pandey, Gyanendra, The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1990) 

Shah, A. B., ‘Gandhi and the Hindu-Muslim Question’, in Gandhi India and the world : an international symposium ISBN: 0877220042, ed. by Sibnarayan Ray (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1970), pp. 188-208  

Shaikh, Farzana, ‘Muslims and Political Representation in Colonial India: The Making of Pakistan’, Modern Asian Studies, 20.3 (1986), 539-57

Shaikh, Farzana, Community and consensus in Islam : Muslim representation in colonial India, 1860-1947 ISBN: 0521363284 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989) – chapter 5

Wolpert, Stanley, Jinnah of Pakistan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984) 

Seminar 8. The Congress-Muslim League-Raj negotiations, 1942-46

Bandyopadhyay, Sekhar, ‘Transfer of Power and the Crisis of Dalit Politics in India, 1945-47’, Modern Asian Studies, 34.4 (2000), 893-942

Burke, S. M., and Salim Al-Din Quraishi, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah : his personality and his politics (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Cháirez-Garza, Jesús Francisco, ‘“Bound Hand and Foot and Handed Over to the Caste Hindus”: Ambedkar, Untouchability and the Politics of Partition’, Indian Economic & Social History Review ISSN: 0019-4646, 55.1 (2018), 1-28

Gill, Bir Good, ‘Road to Nowhere: The Akalis, Cripps and the Azad Punjab Scheme’, in Pangs of partition, volume I: The Parting of Ways, ed. by S. Settar and Indira Baptista Gupta (New Delhi: Manohar, 2002), pp. 243-58

Jalal, Ayesha, The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985) – chapters 3-5  

Khaliquzzaman, Choudhry, Pathway to Pakistan (role of imperialism, nationalism and communism) ISBN: 8170760441 (Lahore: Longmans, 1961)

Moore, R. J., Churchill, Cripps, and India, 1939-1945 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979)

Moore, R. J., Escape from empire : the Attlee government and the Indian problem (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982)

Rawat, Ramnarayan S. ‘Partition Politics and Acchut Identity: A Study of the Schedules Castes Federation and Dalit Politics in UP’, in The partitions of memory : the afterlife of the division of India, ed. by Suvir Kaul (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 111-39

Roy, Asim, ‘The High Politics of India’s Partition: The Revisionist Perspective’, Modern Asian Studies, 24.2 (1990), 385-415  

Singh, Anita Inder, The origins of the Partition of India 1936-1947 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987)

Talbot, Ian and Gurharpal Singh, The partition of India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) – chapters 1 & 2

Tan, T.Y., ‘Prelude to Pakistan: Sikh Responses to the Demand for Pakistan, 1940-1947’, International Journal of Punjab Studies, 1.2 (1996), 167-95 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 25/09/2018) 

Wolpert, Stanley, Jinnah of Pakistan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984)

Wolpert, Stanley, Shameful flight : the last years of the British Empire in India (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) – chapters 1-6  

Seminar 10. Mountbatten and the end of empire, March-August 1947

Chatterji, Joya, Bengal Divided: Hindu Communalism and Partition, 1932-1947 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Hodson, Henry Vincent, The great divide : Britain, India, Pakistan (London: Hutchinson, 1969)

India's partition : process, strategy and mobilization ISBN: 0195635043, ed. by Mushirul Hasan (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1993)

Jalal, Ayesha, The sole spokesman : Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the demand for Pakistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985) – chapters 6 & 7  

Moore, R. J., Escape from empire : the Attlee government and the Indian problem  (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982)

Nair, Neeti, Changing homelands : Hindu politics and the partition of India ISBN: 9780674057791; 9780674061156 (electronic bk.); 0674061152 (electronic bk.); 0674057791 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011) – chapter 5  

Pandey, Gyanendra, Remembering partition : violence, nationalism, and history in India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001) – chapter 2 

Shaikh, Farzana, ‘Muslims and Political Representation in Colonial India: The Making of Pakistan’ Modern Asian Studies, 20.3 (1986), 539-57

Wolpert, Stanley, Jinnah of Pakistan (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984)

Wolpert, Stanley, Shameful flight : the last years of the British Empire in India (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) – chapters 7 & 8  

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Semester Two 

Seminar 1. Making the border: the Radcliffe Award

Ahmad, Nafis, ‘The Indo-Pakistan Boundary Disputes Tribunal, 1949-1950’, Geographical Review. ISSN: 0016-7428, 43.3 (1953), 329-37

Ahmed, Ishtiaq, ‘The 1947 Partition of Punjab: Arguments Put Forth Before the Punjab Boundary Commission by the Parties Involved’, in Region and partition : Bengal, Punjab and the partition of the subcontinent, ed. by Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 116-67

Bhaumik, Saurav, ‘The Radcliffe Award Grant of Gurdaspur: An Elemental Key to the Indian Strategy in Kashmir’, History and Sociology of South Asia, 9.1 (2015), 20-35

Chatterji, Joya, ‘The Fashioning of a Frontier: The Radcliffe Line and Bengal’s Border Landscape, 1947-52’, Modern Asian Studies, 33.1 (1999), 185-242  

Chatterji, Joya, ‘The Making of a Borderline: The Radcliffe Award for Bengal’, in Region and partition : Bengal, Punjab and the partition of the subcontinent, ed. by Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 168-202

Cheema, Pervaiz Iqbal, ‘The Politics of the Punjab Boundary Award’, working paper no. 1, Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics, (September 2000) Available from: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/4006/1/hpsacp1.pdf

Chester, Lucy P., Borders and conflict in South Asia : the Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the partition of Punjab ISBN: 9780719091360 (pbk.); 9780719078996 (hbk.); 0719078997 (hbk.) (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009)  

See also, essay by Lucy P. Chester at http://www.unc.edu/depts/diplomat/archives_roll/2002_01-03/chester_partition/chester_partition.html   

Gandee, Sarah, ‘Criminalizing the Criminal Tribe: Partition, Borders, and the State in India’s Punjab, 1947-55’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ISSN: 1089-201x, 38.3 (2018), 557-72

Haines, Daniel, Rivers divided : Indus Basin waters in the making of India and Pakistan ISBN: 9780190686529 (ebook) : No price (London: Hurst, 2017)

Ibrahim, Farhana, ‘Bureaucracy and Border Control: Crime, Police Reform and National Security in Kutch, 1948-52’, Economic and Political Weekly, 52.15 (2017), 79-86

Ilahi, Shereen, ‘The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Fate of Kashmir’, India Review ISSN: 1473-6489, 2.1 (2003), 77-102

Jones, Reece, ‘Agents of Exception: Border Security and the Marginalization of Muslims in India’, Environment and planning. D, Society and space. ISSN: 0263-7758, 27 (2009), 879-97

Tinker, Hugh, ‘Pressure, Persuasion, Decision: Factors in the Partition of the Punjab, August 1947’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 36.4 (1977), 695-704

van Schendel, Willem, ‘Stateless in South Asia: The Making of the India-Bangladesh Enclaves’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 61.1 (2002), 115-47

van Schendel, Willem, The Bengal borderland : beyond state and nation in South Asia ISBN: 9781843311447; 1843311445; 9781843311454 (pbk.); 1843311453 (pbk.) (London: Anthem, 2004) – chapter 3  

Seminar 2. Partition and the anatomy of violence (trigger warning: sexual violence, violence)

Aiyar, Swarna, ‘“August Anarchy”: The Partition Massacres in Punjab, 1947’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 18 (special issue) (1995), 13-36

Bhalla, Alok, Partition dialogues : memories of a lost home (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007)

Brass, Paul R., ‘The Partition of India and Retributive Genocide in the Punjab, 1946-47: Means, Methods, and Purposes’, Journal of Genocide Research, 5.1 (2003), 71-101  

Butalia, Urvashi, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of Indial (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000) – chapter 2  

Coombs, Catherine, ‘Partition Narratives: Displaced Trauma and Culpability Among British Civil Servants in 1940s Punjab’, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 201-24

Copland, Ian, ‘The Further Shores of Partition: Ethnic Cleansing in Rajasthan, 1947’, Past & Present, 160.1 (1998), 203-39

Das, Veena, Life and words : violence and the descent into the ordinary (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007)

Das, Veena, Critical events : an anthropological perspective on contemporary India ISBN: 9780195635409 (hbk.); 019563540X (hbk.); 9780195640526 (pbk.); 0195640527 (pbk.) (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995) – chapter 3

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in Modern South Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012) – chapters 1 & 5

Jeffrey, Robin, ‘The Punjab Boundary Force and the Problem of Order, August 1947’, Modern Asian studies, 8.4 (1974), 491-520  

Jha, Saumitra, and Steven Wilkinson, ‘Veterans, Organizational Skill and Ethnic Cleansing: Evidence from the Partition of South Asia’, Stanford Research Paper Series, Research Paper no. 2092 (January 2012) Available from: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1998429

Khan, Yasmin, The great partition : the making of India and Pakistan (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007) – chapter 7 

Mayaram, Shail, ‘Speech, Silence and the Making of Partition Violence in Mewat’ in Subaltern Studies IX: Writings on South Asian History and Society, ed. by Shahid Amin and Dipesh Chakrabarty (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996), pp. 126-164  

Pandey, Gyanendra, Remembering partition : violence, nationalism, and history in India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001) – chapters 1, 6 & 8

Talbot, Ian and Gurharpal Singh, The Partition of India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) – chapter 3

Thandi, Shinder Singh, ‘Counterinsurgency and Political Violence in Punjab’, in Punjabi identity : continuity and change, ed. by Gurharpal Singh and Ian Talbot (New Delhi: Manohar, 1996), pp. 159-87

Zamindar, Vazira Yacoobali, The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007)

Zins, Max Jean, ‘The 1947 Vivisection of India: The Political Usage of Carnage in the Era of Citizen-Massacres’, in The unfinished agenda : nation-building in South Asia, ed. by Mushirul Hasan and Nariaki Nakazato (New Delhi: Manohar, 2001), pp. 49-77

Seminar 3. The immediate aftermath of independence I: Evacuation and migration

Butalia, Urvashi, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000) – chapters 3 & 7

Chatterji, Joya, ‘South Asian Histories of Citizenship, 1946-1970’, The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x, 55.4 (2012), 1049-71

Chatterji, Joya, ‘Dispositions and Destinations: Refugee Agency and “Mobility Capital” in the Bengal Diaspora, 1947-2007’, Comparative studies in society and history. ISSN: 0010-4175, 55.2 (2013), 273-304

Kaur, Ravinder, ‘Narrative Absence: An “Untouchable” Account of Partition Migration’, Contributions to Indian Sociology ISSN: 0069-9667, 42.2 (2008), 281-306  

Kaur, Ravinder, Since 1947 : partition narratives among Punjabi migrants of Delhi ISBN: 9780195683776; 0195683773 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007) – chapters 3 & 6  

Pandey, Gyanendra, ‘”Nobody’s People”: The Dalits of Punjab in the Forced Removal of 1947’, in Removing peoples : forced removal in the modern world ISBN: 9780199561957 (hbk.); 0199561958 (hbk.), ed. by Richard Bessel and Claudia Haake (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp. 297-320  

Singh, Brigadier Rajendra, The Military Evacuation Organisation, 1947-48 (New Delhi: Historical Section, Ministry of Defence, 1961)  

Balasubrahmanyan, Suchitra, ‘Partition and Gujarat: The Tangled Web of Religious, Caste, Community and Gender Identities’, South Asia, 34.3 (2011), 460-84

Talbot, Ian, ‘Punjabi Refugees’ Rehabilitation and the Indian State: Discourses, Denials and Dissonances’, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 109-30

Virdee, Pippa, ‘”No Home but in Memory”: The Legacies of Colonial Rule in the Punjab’, in Refugees and the end of empire : imperial collapse and forced migration in the twentieth century ISBN: 9780230227477 (alk. paper); 0230227473 (alk. paper); 9780230305700 (ebk.); 0230305709 (ebk.), ed. by Panikos Panayi and Pippa Virdee (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 175-195

Virdee, Pippa, ‘Partition in Transition: Comparative Analysis of Migration in Ludhiana and Lyallpur’, in Partitioned lives : narratives of home, displacement, and resettlement ISBN: 9788131714164; 8131714160, ed. by Anjali Gera Roy and Nandi Bhatia (New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley (India), 2008), pp. 156- 173

Zamindar, Vazira Yacoobali, The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007) – chapters 1 & 2

Seminar 4. The immediate aftermath of independence II: Refugees and the state

Ansari, Sarah, ‘Partition, Migration and Refugees: Responses to the Arrival of the Mohajirs in Sind’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 18 (special issue) (1995), 95-108

Ansari, Sarah, Life after partition : migration, community and strife in Sindh, 1947-1962 (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Basu, Aparna, Mridula Sarabhai : rebel with a cause (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Bhattacharyya, H., ‘Post-Partition Refugees and Communists: A Comparative Study of West Bengal and Tripura’, in Region and partition : Bengal, Punjab and the partition of the subcontinent, ed. by Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 325-46

Butalia, Urvashi, ‘An Archive with a Difference: Partition Letters’, in The partitions of memory : the afterlife of the division of India, ed. by Suvir Kaul (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 208-41

Chatterji, Joya, ‘Right or Charity?: Relief and Rehabilitation in West Bengal’, in The partitions of memory : the afterlife of the division of India, ed. by Suvir Kaul (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 74-110  

Chatterji, Joya, The spoils of partition : Bengal and India, 1947-1967 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) – chapter 3 (also 4 & 5 if possible)

Gould, William, Bureaucracy, community and influence in India : society and the state, 1930s-1960s (London: Routledge, 2011) – chapters 4, 5 & 6 

Gould, William, Sarah Ansari and Taylor Sherman, ‘The Flux of the Matter: Loyalty, Corruption and the Everyday State in the Post-Partition Government Services of India and Pakistan’, Past & Present, 219.1 (2013), 237-79

Kaur, Ravinder, ‘Distinctive Citizenship: Refugees, Subjects and Post-Colonial State in India’s Partition’, Cultural and social history. ISSN: 1478-0038; 1478-0046, 6.4 (2009), 429-46

Kaur, Ravinder, ‘Planning Urban Chaos: State and Refugees in Post-Partition Delhi’ in Urbanization and governance in India, ed. by Evelin Hust and Michael Mann (New Delhi: Manohar, 2005), pp. 229-50

Kaur, Ravinder, Since 1947 : partition narratives among Punjabi migrants of Delhi ISBN: 9780195683776; 0195683773 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007) – chapter 4  

Kudaisya, Gyanesh, ‘The Demographic Upheaval of Partition: Refugees and Agricultural Resettlement in India, 1947-67’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 18 (special issue) (1995), 73-94

Myrdal, Gunnar, Asian Drama: An Enquiry into the Poverty of Nations, vol. II (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968) – chapter 20

Sen, Uditi, ‘Dissident Memories: Exploring Bengali Refugee Narratives in the Andaman Islands’, in Refugees and the end of empire : imperial collapse and forced migration in the twentieth century ISBN: 9780230227477 (alk. paper); 0230227473 (alk. paper); 9780230305700 (ebk.); 0230305709 (ebk.), ed. by Panikos Panayi and Pippa Virdee (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 219-244

Sen, Uditi, Citizen refugee : forging the Indian nation after partition ISBN: 9781108425612 (Cloth); 1108425615 (Cloth) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)  

State, society, and displaced people in South Asia, ed. by Imtiaz Ahmed, Abhijit Dasgupta and Kathinka Sinha-Kerkhoff (Dhaka: University Press, 2004)

Talbot, Ian, ‘Punjabi Refugees’ Rehabilitation and the Indian State: Discourses, Denials and Dissonances’, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 109-30  

Waseem, Mohammad, ‘Partition, Migration and Assimilation: A Comparative Study of Pakistani Punjab’, in Region and partition : Bengal, Punjab and the partition of the subcontinent, ed. by Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 203-27

Zamindar, Vazira Yacoobali, The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007) 

Seminar 5. Partition and womanhood: Abduction, 'recovery', and the family (trigger warning: sexual violence, violence)

Agarwal, Bina, A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)

Ansari, Sarah, Life after partition : migration, community and strife in Sindh, 1947-1962 (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Basu, Aparna, Mridula Sarabhai : rebel with a cause (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Butalia, Urvashi, ‘Community, State and Gender: On Women’s Agency During Partition’ Economic and Political Weekly, 28.17 (1993), WS12-WS21+WS24

Butalia, Urvashi, ‘Muslims and Hindus, Men and Women: Communal Stereotypes and the Partition of India’ in Women and right-wing movements : Indian experiences ISBN: 1856492893; 1856492907; 1856492900, ed. by Tanikar Sarkar and Urvashi Butalia (London: Zed Books, 1995), pp. 58-81

Butalia, Urvashi, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India  (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000) – chapters 4 & 5  

Forbes, Geraldine, Women in Modern India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities, ed. by Antoinette Burton (London: Routledge, 1999) 

Gopal, Priyamvada, ‘Bodies Inflicting Pain: Masculinity, Morality and Cultural Identity in Manto’s “Cold Meat”’, in The partitions of memory : the afterlife of the division of India, ed. by Suvir Kaul (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2002), pp. 242-68

Inventing boundaries : gender, politics, and the partition of India, ed. by Mushirul Hasan (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Jalal, Ayesha, Self and sovereignty : individual and community in South Asian Islam since 1850 ISBN: 0415220785 (pbk.); 0415220777 (hbk); CIP entry (London: Routledge, 2000)

Major, Andrew, ‘”The Chief Sufferers”: Abduction of Women During the Partition of Punjab’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 18 (special issue) (1995), 57-72  

Majumdar, Rochona, ‘Family Values in Transition: Debates Around the Hindu Code Bill’, in From the colonial to the postcolonial : India and Pakistan in transition ISBN: 9780195679564; 0195679563, ed. by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Rochona Mujumdar and Andrew Sartori (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 223-40

Menon, Ritu and Kamla Bhasin, ‘Recovery, Rupture, Resistance: Indian State and Abduction of Women during Partition’, Economic and Political Weekly, 28.17 (1993), WS2-WS11

Menon, Ritu and Kamla Bhasin, Borders & boundaries : women in India's Partition (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998) – introduction  

Newbigin, Eleanor, ‘Personal Law and Citizenship in India’s Transition to Independence’, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 7-32

Newbigin, Eleanor, ‘A Post-Colonial Patriarchy? Representing Family in the Indian Nation-State’, Modern Asian Studies, 44.1 (2010), 121-44  

Newbigin, Eleanor, The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India : law, citizenship and community ISBN: 9781107037830 (hardback); 1107037832 (hardback); 9781139892728 (ebook) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

No woman's land : women from Pakistan, India & Bangladesh write on the partition of India, ed. by Ritu Menon (New Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2004)

Som, Reba, ‘Jawaharlal Nehru and the Hindu Code: A Victory of Symbol over Substance?’, Modern Asian studies, 28.1 (1994), 165-94

The extended family : women and political participation in India and Pakistan ISBN: 086186834X, ed. by Gail Minault (Delhi: Chanakya Publications, 1981)

Seminar 7. 1948-49: Kashmir, Hyderabad, and the problems of national integrity in South Asia

Balagopal, K., ‘Kashmir: Self-Determination, Communal and Democratic Rights’, Economic and Political Weekly, 31.44 (1996), 2916-21

Baruah, Sanjib, ‘“Ethnic” Conflict as State-Society Struggle: The Poetic and Politics of Assamese Micro-Nationalism’, Modern Asian Studies, 28.3 (1994), 649-71

Bose, Sumantra, Kashmir : roots of conflict, paths to peace (London: Harvard University Press, 2003)

Brass, Paul R., The Politics of India since Independence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990) – Part II (esp. chapter 6)  

Chadda, Maya, ‘Integration through Internal Reorganization: Containing Ethnic Conflict in India,’ Ethnopolitics, 2.1 (2002), 44–61 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Copland, Ian, State, community and neighbourhood in princely North India, c. 1900-1950 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) – chapters 5 & 6 

Gould, William, Religion and conflict in Modern South Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012) – chapter 6  

Gupta, Sisir, Kashmir : a study in India-Pakistan relations (London: Asia Publishing House, 1966)

Jha, Prem Shankar, Kashmir, 1947 : rival versions of history ISBN: 0195637666 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996)

Kabir, A. J., Territory of desire : representing the Valley of Kashmir ISBN: 9780816653577 (pb : alk. paper); 9780816653560 (hc : alk. paper); 0816653569 (hc : alk. paper); 0816653577 (pb : alk. paper) (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009)

Lamb, Alastair, Kashmir : a disputed legacy, 1846-1990 (Hertingfordbury: Roxford, 1991)

Mishra, K. K., ‘Linguistic Nationalities in India’, Social scientist, 1.3 (1972), 20-33

Mitchell, Lisa, Language, emotion, and politics in south India : the making of a mother tongue ISBN: 9780253220691 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780253353016 (cloth : alk. paper); 0253353017 (cloth : alk. paper); 0253220696 (pbk. : alk. paper) (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009)

Sarangi, Asha, ‘Nehru and the Reorganisation of States: Making of Political India’, in Interrogating reorganisation of states : culture, identity and politics in India ISBN: 9781138660014 (pbk.) : £34.00, ed. by Sudha Pai and Asha Sarangi (New Delhi: Routledge, 2011)

Schofield, Victoria, Kashmir in conflict : India, Pakistan and the unfinished war (London: I. B. Tauris, 2003)

Sherman, Taylor, ‘Migration, Belonging and Citizenship in Hyderabad (Deccan) 1946-1956’, Modern Asian studies, 45.1 (2011), 81-107

Sherman, Taylor, 'Moral Economies of Violence in Hyderabad State, 1948', Deccan Studies, 8.2 (2010), 65-90 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 25/09/2018) 

Sherman, Taylor, State violence and punishment in India (London: Routledge, 2009) – chapter 9  

Seminar 8. Crafting citizenship in India and Pakistan: Constitutions and the working of politics

Ansari, Sarah, ‘Everyday Expectations of the State During Pakistan’s Early Years: Letters to the Editor, Dawn (Karachi) 1950-1953’, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 159-78

Ansari, Sarah, Life after partition : migration, community and strife in Sindh, 1947-1962 (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Austin, Granville, The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a nation (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966)

Austin, Granville, Working a democratic constitution : a history of the Indian experience ISBN: 0195656105; 0195648889 (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Aziz, Mazhar, Military control in Pakistan : the parallel state (London: Routledge, 2008)

Bajpai, Rochana, Debating difference [electronic resource] : group rights and liberal democracy in India ISBN: 9780199080410 (ebook) : No price (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Baxi, Upendra, ‘Accumulation and Legitimacy: The Indian Constitution and State Formation’, Delhi Law Review 12 (1991), 72-84 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (KR 25/09/2018) 

Chatterji, Joya, ‘South Asian Histories of Citizenship, 1946-1970’, The historical journal. ISSN: 0018-246x, 55.4 (2012), 1049-71  

De, Rohit, ‘Rebellion, Dacoity, Equality: The Emergence of the Constitutional Field in Postcolonial India’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ISSN: 1089-201x, 34.2 (2014), 260-78

Frankel, Francine R., India's political economy, 1947-1977 : the gradual revolution (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978) – first few chapters

From the colonial to the postcolonial : India and Pakistan in transition ISBN: 9780195679564; 0195679563, ed. by Dipesh Chakrabarty, Rochona Mujumdar and Andrew Sartori (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007) – Part I  

Gould, William, Sarah Ansari and Taylor Sherman, ‘The Flux of the Matter: Loyalty, Corruption and the Everyday State in the Post-Partition Government Services of India and Pakistan’, Past & Present, 219.1 (2013), 237-79

Hasan, Mushirul, Legacy of a Divided Nation: India s Muslims Since Independence (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Jaffrelot, Christophe, The Pakistan paradox : instability and resilience ISBN: 9780190492229 (ebook) : No price (online book) – chapter 5  

Jalal, Ayesha, Democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia : a comparative and historical perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Jalal, Ayesha, The state of martial rule : the origins of Pakistan's political economy of defence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Jalal, Ayesha, The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014) – chapter 2  

Jayal, Niraja Gopal, Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013) - Chapter 2 and Chapter 4     

Kennedy, Charles H., Bureaucracy in Pakistan (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1987)    

Khan, Yasmin, ‘Performing Peace: Gandhi’s Assassination as a crucial moment in the consolidation of the Nehruvian State, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 57-80

Kumarasingham, H., ‘Eastminster – Decolonisation and State-Building in British Asia’, in Constitution making in Asia : decolonisation and state-building in the aftermath of the British Empire ISBN: 9780415734585 (hbk.) : £85.00, ed. by H. Kumarasingham (London: Routledge, 2016), pp. 1-35 

Newbigin, Eleanor, ‘Personal Law and Citizenship in India’s Transition to Independence’, Modern Asian Studies, 45.1 (2011), 7-32

Newbigin, Eleanor, The Hindu family and the emergence of modern India : law, citizenship and community ISBN: 9781107037830 (hardback); 1107037832 (hardback); 9781139892728 (ebook) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013) – introduction and chapters 1 & 2 

Noman, Omar, Pakistan : a political and economic history since 1947 (London: Kegan Paul International, 1990)

Roy, Anupama, Mapping citizenship in India [electronic resource] ISBN: 9780199080069 (ebook) : No price (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010) – chapter 1  

Shani, Ornit, ‘Conceptions of Citizenship in India and the “Muslim Question”, Modern Asian Studies, 44.1 (2010), 145-73

Symonds, Richards, ‘State-Making in Pakistan’, Far Eastern Survey, 19.5 (1980), 45-50

Talbot, Ian, A history of modern South Asia : politics, states, diasporas ISBN: 9780300196948 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0300196946 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780300216592 (ebk.) (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016) – chapter 10

Talbot, Ian, India and Pakistan: Inventing the Nation (London: Arnold, 2000)

Zamindar, Vazira Yacoobali, The long partition and the making of modern South Asia : refugees, boundaries, histories (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007)

Seminar 9. Experiments in democracy: India’s first General Elections, 1951-52

Brass, Paul R., Factional politics in an Indian state : the Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1965)

Brown, Judith M., Nehru : a political life (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003)

Gould, William, Bureaucracy, community and influence in India : society and the state, 1930s-1960s (London: Routledge, 2011) – chapter 6

Guha, Ramachandra, ‘Democracy’s Biggest Gamble: India’s First Free Elections in 1952’, World policy journal. ISSN: 0740-2775, 19.1 (2002), 95-103  

Jalal, Ayesha, Democracy and Authoritarianism in South Asia: A Comparative and Historical Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Kumar, B. Venkatesh, ‘Criminalisation of Politics and Election Commission’, Economic and Political Weekly, 36.24 (2001), 2119-21

Park, Richard Leonard, ‘India’s General Elections’, Far Eastern Survey, 21.1 (1952), 1-8

Shani, Ornit, ‘Making India’s Democracy: Rewriting the Bureaucratic Colonial Imagination in the Preparation of the First Elections’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ISSN: 1089-201x, 36.1 (2016), 83-101  

Shani, Ornit, How India became democratic : citizenship and the making of the universal franchise ISBN: 9781107673540 (pbk.) £26.99; 9781107068032 (hbk.) £75.00; 9781316998588 (ebook) £26.99 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)  

Tinker, Irene and Mil Walker, ‘The First General Elections in India and Indonesia’, Far Eastern Survey, 25.7 (1956), 97-119

Weiner, Myron, Party Politics in India: The Development of a Multi-party System (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1957)

Seminar 10. The politics of caste, religion and ethnicity in India and Pakistan

 Ansari, Sarah, Life after Partition: Migration, Community and Strife in Sindh, 1947-1962 (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Bayly, Susan, Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) – chapter 7  

Chandra, Kanchan, ‘The Transformation of Ethnic Politics in India: The Decline of Congress and the Rise of the Bahujan Samaj Party in Hoshiarpur’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 59.1 (2000), 26-61

Daechsel, Markus, The Politics of Self-expression: The Urdu Middle-class Milieu in Mid-twentieth Century India and Pakistan (London: Routledge, 2006) 

Dirks, Nicholas, Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001) – chapter 13 

Galanter, Marc, Competing equalities : law and the backward classes in India ISBN: 0195629167 (pbk) (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1991)

Gould, William, Religion and Conflict in Modern South Asia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012) – chapters 6 & 7  

Jaffrelot, Christophe, ‘The Rise of the Other Backward Classes in the Hindi Belt’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 59.1 (2000), 86-10  

Jaffrelot, Christophe, India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India (London: Hurst, 2003)

Jaffrelot, Christophe, Religion, caste, and politics in India ISBN: 9780231702607 (cloth : alk. paper); 0231702604 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780231702614 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0231702612 (pbk. : alk. paper) (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2011)

Jaffrelot, Christophe, The Pakistan paradox : instability and resilience ISBN: 9780190492229 (ebook) : No price (online book) – chapters 3, 4 & 10

Kohli, Atul, ‘Can Democracies Accommodate Ethnic Nationalism? Rise and Decline of Self-Determination Movements in India’, The Journal of Asian Studies, 56.2 (1997), 325-44

Middleton, Townsend, The demands of recognition : state anthropology and ethnopolitics in Darjeeling ISBN: 9780804796262; 0804796262 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016)

Noman, Omar, Pakistan: A Political and Economic History since 1947 (London: Kegan Paul International, 1990)

Prakash, Louis, ‘Scheduled Castes and Tribes: The Reservation Debate’, Economic and Political Weekly, 38.25 (2003), 2475-78

Rahman, Tariq, Language and Politics in Pakistan (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1996)

Russell, Ralph, ‘Urdu in India Since Independence’, Economic and Political Weekly, 34.1/2 (1999), 44-48

Samad, Yunas, A Nation in Turmoil: Nationalism and Ethnicity in Pakistan, 1937-1958 (New Delhi: Sage, 1995)

State and Ideology in the Middle East and Pakistan, ed. by Fred Halliday and Hamza Alavi (Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1988)

The Deadly Embrace: Religion, Politics and Violence in India and Pakistan, 1947-2002, ed. by Ian Talbot (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2007)  

The State, Religion, and Ethnic Politics: Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, ed. by Ali Banyazizi and M. Weiner (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1986)

Verkaaik, Oskar, A People of Migrants: Ethnicity, State and Religion in Karachi (Amsterdam, VU University Press, 1994)

Kudaisya, Gyanesh, A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2017)     

A Republic in the Making: India in the 1950s

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