Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan consists of digitized files from the British Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Dominions Office regarding India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rutgers has access to 3 sections of content in this collection:

  • Section I: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-64
  • Section II: South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-71
  • Section III: Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-80

Rutgers does not have access to any other sections on this platform.

A variety of material types are included, such as British diplomatic dispatches, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, meeting minutes, photographs, reports, analyses, and maps.

Dates covered


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