Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Pakistan Movement


The course is designed to generate awareness among the students regarding genesis of Pakistan, constitutional and political evolution in the Indo-Pak sub continent. It will enable the students to determine the real objectives of the struggle of Indian Muslims in the first half of 20th century.


1. Establishment of British Raj and its impact on Indian Muslims;

2. Politics of All Indian National Congress and Muslim grievances;

3. Gradual involvement of the Muslims in Indian political processes and the role played by eminent Muslim leaders;

4. All India Muslim League: Objectives and priorities

5. Initiatives towards the establishment of responsible government (1914-1935);

6. Fluctuating trends in the subsequent developments in Pakistan movement;

7. The second world war and its impact on Pakistan Movement;

8. The Cripps Mission and Congress revolt, Jinnah-Gandhi talks, Simla conference and elections, the Cabinet Mission;

9. The Interim government and transfer of power.

Credit hours/ Marks:- 04 Cr. Hrs.

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