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India’S Lost Frontiers By Raghvendra Singh1
Rs. 995
SKU: TBS4159

The North West Frontier Province (NWFP), now Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, has always remained

tactically important. In the years leading up to India’s Partition and Independence, it significantly

engaged the attention of British and Indian...

  • Book Name: India’S Lost Frontiers By Raghvendra Singh
  • Publisher: Rupa Publications
  • Product Type: English
  • Barcode: 9788130000000
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The North West Frontier Province (NWFP), now Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, has always remained

tactically important. In the years leading up to India’s Partition and Independence, it significantly

engaged the attention of British and Indian political figures. This province negated Jinnah’s ‘two

nation’ theory, for the NWFP was overwhelmingly Muslim and yet elected a Congress government in 1946. This upset calculations, primarily of the British. It became imperative to snatch the province away from the Congress. A referendum was ordered and the elected Congress government dismissed on 22 August 1947, within a week of India’s Partition. The Congress leadership had allowed NWFP to be lost to India. Only Mahatma Gandhi and the Khan brothers—Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Dr Khan Saheb—had resisted surrendering this claim over NWFP.

It was in Britain’s strategic interest to partition India. It was also in Britain’s interest that NWFP

and Baluchistan, the two frontier provinces of undivided India, join Pakistan. Why then, even after more than seven decades of India’s Independence, do we still question the inevitability of Partition?

In this exhaustive study of the NWFP and its adjoining area of Afghanistan, Raghvendra Singh

argues that with an increasingly powerful China knocking on India’s door, it is imperative to

recognize that the docile acceptance of NWFP’s loss in 1947 may have serious consequences for

India’s security in times to come.

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