The Punjab Boundary Force and the Problem of Order, August 1947

@article{Jeffrey1974ThePB,
  title={The Punjab Boundary Force and the Problem of Order, August 1947},
  author={Robin Jeffrey},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1974},
  volume={8},
  pages={491 - 520}
}
The Punjab Boundary Force, which represented the last incarnation of the old British Indian Army, had an operational existence of thirty-two days, from 1 August to 1 September 1947, inclusive. That it failed in its assignment ‘to safeguard the peace in the Punjab’ during the partition of India is evident from the transfer of populations and tens of thousands of deaths. However, the actions of the Force and the circumstances of its failure are of interest to those concerned with the partition… 
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