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Secularisation and Partition Emergencies

This article suggests that the disorder which accompanied Partition, and attempts by India and Pakistan to contain and manage it, generated pressures that led to an (admittedly partial) secularisation of bilateral relations between the two countries. By looking at the evolution of the inter-dominion agreement of 1948 and common border policing practices in the western sector, it shows how and why peace was "produced" by Indian and Pakistani elites and officials.

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Communalism in Bengal: From Famine to Noakhali by Rakesh Batabyal; Sage, New Delhi, 2005;
JOYA CHATTERJI The 1940s were a hugely complex and significant period in India

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