1947-1956 History of India 1966-1984






(East) Punjab, 1956-1966


Administration : In 1956, PEPSU was annexed into the (Indian) State of Punjab. From 1947 to 1966, the (Indian) State of Punjab was administrated by INC-led governments.

Annals : 1956 : PEPSU annexed into the State of Punjab
1956 : Punjab declared bilingual Punjabi & Hindi state
1957 : state election held; INC formed government
1959 : arrival of refugees from Tibet, who established themselves at Dharmsala, Kangra District, Punjab
1960 : India, Pakistan signed the Indus Water Treaty (BBoY 1961)
1960 : begin of Punjabi Suba campaign (campaign for a Sikh-majority state)
1961 : village self-government spread in the Punjab (BBoY 1962)
1961 : education was made compulsory, free of tuition up to 8th class (StYB 1986-1987)
1962 : state election held; INC formed government
1965 : Second Indo-Pakistani War
1966 : Kangra District ceded to Himachal Pradesh; Haryana split from Punjab State. Chandigarh, the contested capital, turned into Union Territory

Social History : In 1951 the population of (Indian) Punjab (in the borders of 1967) was 9.1 million, in 1961 11.1 million.






EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Haryana 1956-1966, from Haryana Online
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1957 pp.405-407, 1958 pp.338-340, 1959 pp.335-337, 1960 pp.334-336, 1961 pp.340-342, 1962 pp.332-333, 1963 pp.449-451, 1964 pp.426-427, 1965 pp.421-423, 1966 pp.372-375, 1967 pp.407-410 [G]
Article : India, Republic of, in : Americana Annual 1957 pp.371-375 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 1961 pp.349-353, 1962 pp.354-358, 1963 pp.320-324, 1964 pp.319-322, 1965 pp.326-329, 1967 pp.347-350 [G]



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