Politics behind the scenes

Print edition : March 31, 2017

JUNE 23, 1948: Lord and Lady Mountbatten chatting with Prime Minister Clement Attlee after their arrival in London. An Indian representative is also present. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

A two-volume compilation of British despatches to London from India and Pakistan in the year after the twin dominions won independence shows the former colonial bosses knew what was going on in both nations.
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