Transfer of Power in India

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Orient Blackswan, 1957 - India - 543 pages
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The author recounts in detail the events that occurred from September 1939 to August 1947, during the final stages of India s bid for freedom, and how power was actually transferred.
 

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This excellent book may be the single most important resource for Indians, Pakistanis and others to understand what happened.

Contents

The Goal of British Policy page
1
AllIndia Federation A Lost Ideal
40
War and the Deadlock
58
The August Offer and After
86
The Cripps Mission
115
The Stalemate Continues
139
A New Approach
167
The Simla Conference
182
Acceptance of the Plan
371
The Implementation of the Plan
387
The Birth of Two Dominions
404
The Aftermath of Partition
417
Conclusion
436
Extracts from a Report of the Punjab Legislative Assembly Debates 11 March 1941
443
Broadcast Speech on The Viceroy Lord Wavell 14 June 1945
459
Secretary of State for India L S Amery
462

The General Elections
216
The Cabinet Mission I
236
The Cabinet Mission II
256
The Interim Government I
280
The Interim Government II
301
The Constituent Assembly
318
The Evolution of a Plan
350
The Secretary of States Broadcast 16
476
Statement by Sir Stafford Cripps at
482
Statement made by Prime Minister Attlee
506
The Indian Independence Act 1947
516
Books and Publications consulted
533
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