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The aftermath
Lucy P. Chester

preliminary probes of their determination convincingly, Sikh militants may have taken this inaction as a signal that the British would not act forcefully to stop them if they took matters into their own hands. When the violence came, it prompted mass migration in both directions. Mountbatten’s press secretary, Alan Campbell-Johnson, accompanied the viceroy on a trip taken with Nehru and Patel to view the mass

in Borders and conflict in South Asia
The development of the Indo-Pakistani borderlands
Lucy P. Chester

and separated the region’s inhabitants. The burgeoning field of borderlands studies has only recently begun to deal in detail with Punjab. This chapter builds on recent work in other borderlands, particularly scholarship on Bengal, to describe and analyse the development of the Punjabi boundary and the territory surrounding it. Beginning with the violence and mass migration

in Borders and conflict in South Asia