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  07/25/12 10:23 , Categories: Uncategorized


UVic Libraries has acquired the Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan from Adam Matthew Digital.

Sourced from the British Foreign Office files, this is an outstanding resource for the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in this period.

There is excellent content on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir, as well as other frontier regions. The threat posed by China and the Soviet UnionĀ  is analysed in detail. Other files look at the impact on UK, US and European trade, industrial policy, education and the media. There is an immense variety of material including diplomatic dispatches, inward and outward telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, accounts of visits and tours, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, leaflets and other ephemera.

This collection covers the years from 1947 to 1980, encompassing files on all the countries of South Asia: principally India and Pakistan, but also Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and the Maldives.

Access this collection via Databases A-Z or by Subject (History), or via our Books & More Catalogue.

The collection is split into three, chronologically based parts:

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

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