File 287/1917 'Arabia: Deportation of undesirable Indians'

IOR/L/PS/10/648

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The record is made up of 1 volume (155 folios). It was created in 12 Dec 1916-14 Jun 1920. It was written in English and Urdu. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file contains papers, mostly India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. minute papers and correspondence, relating to the deportation from the Hejaz of certain Indians for anti-British and pro-Turkish activities (as part of the silk letters movement), and their internment in Malta.

The file includes correspondence between the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. and the following: the Government of India Foreign and Political Department; the High Commissioner for Egypt, Sir (Arthur) Henry McMahon; the Foreign Office; the Colonial Office; and the War Office. The file also includes correspondence between the High Commissioner for Egypt, Sir (Arthur) Henry McMahon, and the Foreign Office, and between the High Commissioner for Egypt and the Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department.

The file includes photographic copies of the silk letters, which are written in Urdu (folios 63 to 66).

Extent and format
1 volume (155 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 157; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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English and Urdu in Latin and Arabic (Nastaliq variant) script
Type
Archival file

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
IOR/L/PS/10/648
Former external reference(s)
P 287/1917

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Date(s)
12 Dec 1916-14 Jun 1920 (CE, Gregorian)
Context of creation

The silk letter movement was a movement organised by the Deobandi leaders between 1913 and 1920, with the aim of freeing India from the British rule by allying with Ottoman Turkey, Imperial Germany, and Afghanistan.

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File 287/1917 'Arabia: Deportation of undesirable Indians', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/648, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000419.0x00021f> [accessed 21 November 2019]

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