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Mountbatten, Auchinleck and the end of British Indian Army: August-November 1947

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posted on 28.09.2018 by Rakesh Ankit
Juxtaposing the private papers of Louis Mountbatten and Claude Auchinleck, this article seeks to illuminate the crux at the centre of the reconstitution of the British Indian army into Indian and Pakistani armies, namely, their worsening relationship between April and November 1947, in view of what they saw as each other’s partisan position and its consequences, the closure of Auchinleck’s office and his departure from India. In doing so in considerable detail, it brings to fore yet another aspect of that fraught period of transition at the end of which the British Indian Empire was transformed into the dominions of India and Pakistan and showcases the peculiar predilections in which the British found themselves during the process of transfer of power.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Britain and the World

Volume

12

Issue

2

Pages

172-198

Citation

ANKIT, R., 2019. Mountbatten, Auchinleck and the end of British Indian Army: August-November 1947. Britain and the World, 12 (2), pp. 172-198.

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Edinburgh University Press

Publisher statement

This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Edinburgh University Press in Britain and the World. The Version of Record is available online at: https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/brw.2019.0325.

Acceptance date

07/09/2018

Publication date

2019-08-31

Copyright date

2019

ISSN

2043-8567

eISSN

2043-8575

Language

en

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