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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980 – Trial ended 30 April 2013

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan¬†consist of the British Government’s files on the countries of South Asia from shortly before Indian partition and independence up to 1980. The files in this collection cover these events from the standpoint of British officialdom. In addition to high politics, the papers in the files cover such issues as economic and industrial development, trade, migration, visits to South Asia by British politicians and by South Asian politicians to Britain and elsewhere, education, administrative reorganisation, conflict over language, aid, political parties, agriculture and irrigation, and television and the press.

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