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

Also known as: Archives Direct, Sources from the National Archives, UK

Access via: Adam Matthew Digital

This collection of files from the Foreign Office (later the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Dominions Office focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Queen's 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

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

Access restricted to the Queen's community

Date Coverage

  • 1947-1980

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