The Master and the Maharajas: The Sikh Princes and the East Punjab Massacres of 1947

@article{Copland2002TheMA,
  title={The Master and the Maharajas: The Sikh Princes and the East Punjab Massacres of 1947},
  author={I. F. S. Copland},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={36},
  pages={657 - 704}
}
  • I. Copland
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
Event During the spring, summer and autumn of 1947 India's richest province, the Punjab, played host to a massive human catastrophe. The trigger for the catastrophe was Britain's parting gift to its Indian subjects of partition. Confronted by a seemingly intractable demand by the All-India Muslim League for a separate Muslim homeland—Pakistan—a campaign which since 1946 had turned increasingly violent, the British government early in 1947 accepted viceroy Lord Mountbatten's advice that… 
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