The Partition Omnibus
The present collection brings together four classic accounts of the Partition which reflect in different ways how religious, Cultural, and territorial boundaries were redefined, leaving a lasting impact on South Asian politics.
The first book in this collection, 'Prelude to Partition' by David Page examines the forces responsible for the Pakistan movement, with the eye on Indian Muslim politics in the 1920s. He discusses how Muslim rule in Punjab and Bengal became a real possibility with the Communal Award. Which in turn was an outcome of the constitutional reforms of 1920. 'The Origins of the Partition of India 1936-1947' by Anita Inder Singh investigates the process of decolonization by the British and its far-reaching consequences for their international status. The core of 'Divide and Quit' is Moon’s account of the creeping communal unrest in Bahawalpur ... the way in which a princely state which had been prosperous and at peace was caught up in powerful forces of vengeance and avarice, and the efforts made to prevent the breakdown of the civil government. Based on the reports of a government fact-finding organization. 'Stern Reckoning' documents in great detail the riots, Massacres, casualties, and political occurrences that led to the Partition.