The Partition of Bengal and Assam: Contour of Freedom

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TABLES
1.1 Categories of agricultural workers as a percentage of the total agricultural workforce in British Bengal, 1911-31 37
1.2 Percentage of total population and rent-receivers in majority Muslim divisions, 1911 38
1.3 Changes in cultivated areas in the moribund and active delta regions 39
1.4 Collection of rents in some east Bengal districts, 1928-41 40
1.5 The increase in voters between 1920 and 1937 50
2.1 Elected members of the District Boards in Bengal, 1928 58
2.2 Increase in Muslim seats in the Bengal and Punjab legislatures 60
2.3 The Communal Award: distribution of seats 63
2.4 Election results, 1937 78
3.1 Numbers of abducted women, dead and injured in the riots in Tippera and Noakhali 106
3.2 Distribution of the 30 000 Armed Forces 110
4.1 Percentage of Muslims and non-Muslims by district according to the Census of India 1941 148
5.1 Breakdown of population according to the Census of India, 1941 158
5.2 Voting pattern in referendum held on 6-7 July 1947 159
5.3 District of Murshidabad: proportions of Muslims andnon-Muslims, 1941 166
5.4 Demographic composition of each police station in the district of Nadia 166
5.5 Subdivisions of Barasat and Bashirhat: proportions of Muslims and non-Muslims, 1941 167
5.6 Demographic composition of police stations in Malda, 1941 167
6.1 Subdivisions of Sylhet 177
6.2 Demographic composition of Sylhet 179
6.3 Labourers from outside Sylhet 180
6.4 Results of the Sylhet Referendum, 6-7 July 1947 188
6.5 Percentage of Hindus voting for remaining in Assam 194

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables viii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Abbreviations x
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Hindu-Muslimdifferences 36
  • 2 - Divide and Rule 55
  • 3 - Politics of Accommodation and Confrontation 85
  • 4 - An Alternative to Partition 132
  • 5 - Redefining Borders 154
  • 6 - Construction and Consolidation of Identities 176
  • 7 - History of Partition or Partition of History? 209
  • Conclusion 239
  • Glossary 251
  • Bibliographical Essay 253
  • Bibliography 262
  • Index 273
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