Searching for synergies, making majorities: the demands for Pakistan and Maharashtra.
AffiliationUniversity of Sheffield
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AbstractThis paper re-examines the Pakistan demand as part of a wider ‘federal moment’ in India, by addressing its connections with the coterminous calls for Samyukta Maharashtra in the context of the Cabinet Mission of spring/summer 1946. It highlights how the twinned processes of democratisation and provincialisation during the interwar years informed these demands. Both Muslim and Maratha representatives looked to locate and secure autonomous political spaces that would better secure their political representation. Their demands exemplified a shift away from a commensurative logic expressed through separate representation in the legislatures, and towards support for majority rule at the provincial level.
CitationGodsmark, O.J., (2018). 'Searching for Synergies, Making Majorities: the demands for Pakistan and Maharashtra'. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 42(1), pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2019.1554733.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalSouth Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies