Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India.

Reference code: CHUR 2/43A-B

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Date: 1942 - Dec 1947

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (7); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (4); Francis Turnbull [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India] (2); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; Enoch Powell; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Mahomed Ali Jinnah (4); R A Butler; Harold MacMillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); General 1st Lord Ismay [Chief of Staff of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, last Viceroy of India] (2); Leo Amery (2); Francis Graham-Harrison [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley]; 5th Lord Listowel [earlier William Hare, Secretary of State for India]; Henry Burton; Edward Keeling; Firoz Khan Noon. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Anne Hipwell; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Mountbatten.

Subjects covered by the file include: the India debate in Parliament; the Constituent Assembly; the appointment of Mountbatten and details of 1st Lord Wavell's tenure as Viceroy; Conservative motions; Indian sterling balances; the position of Waziristan; inter-communal violence; the partition of India, especially in relation to Punjab, Bengal and Kashmir; negotiations over the Indian constitution and independence; civil service pensions; Pakistani affairs.

Also includes copies of: papers on government policy on India during and after World War II; various press cuttings; Muslim League pamphlets; Hansard (25 and 26 February 1947); note by MacMillan on his visit to India; statement by Jinnah; address by Amery; document on tensions between India and Pakistan; pamphlet entitled "Swaraj - true or false?" by J B Raju.

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