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The British High Commission in Pakistan 1947-65: Role and History

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Duration: 0:58:43 | Added: 13 Mar 2018
Ian Talbot speaks at the South Asia Seminar on 21 November 2017

The paper examines the roles of three influential heads of the British High Commission in Pakistan’s early post-independence history, Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1951-4), Sir Alexander Symon (1954-61) and Sir Morrice James (1961-5). In particular it reveals the ways in which they undertook the important tasks of political reporting, mediating in the Indo-Pakistan conflict and protecting British interests at times of civil and regional conflict.

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