This small collection of correspondence also includes 2 letters from the Broadbent's house servant who was called Mohomed Din. As he was illiterate, he had a scribe to write his letters for him. Mohomed Din came from Gurdaspur in the Punjab, an area which was greatly affected by the violence during Partition.
Robert Broadbent studied law at Cambridge before joining the judicial branch of the Indian Civil Service, where he worked from 1933 to 1947. He became a barrister in 1946, and after seeing some of the troubles of Partition at first hand, left India in 1947. In August 1947 he wrote several letters to his wife Moira, describing the situation in and around Lahore.
Robert Broadbent died in January 1989.
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