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Radicalism and the Divisions of Punjab

By Martin W. Lewis | August 10, 2010 |

The greater Punjab region rarely appears on maps, as it spans the border of India and Pakistan. Before independence in 1947, Punjab was an extensive province under direct British rule. Britain acquired the territory in the mid 1800s by vanquishing the Sikh Empire; enclaves under indirect rule (in yellow on the second map above)

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