Archive / Papers / Stephens Papers: Box 16


I.M. Stephens. Deputy Director, Bureau of Public Information, Govt. of India 1930-32; Director, 1932-37; Assistant Editor, Statesman of Calcutta 1937; Editor 1942-51; Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge 1952-58; Historian, Pakistan Government 1957-60.

  1. Fair copy, with author’s notes and emendations, of Mr Stephens’ last projected book, “Back East”, received from Miss M.B. Stiff (Mr Stephens’ secretary). The typescript, which is almost complete, is in 62 chapters and 7 appendices. It covers the author’s visits to South Asia, mainly Pakistan, but to India too, in the winters of 1975-76, 1976-77 and 1978-79.There are accounts of the Jinnah Centenary Congress, held at Islamabad, in December 1976. Mr Stephens was also present on the first day of the hearing of Mr Z.A. Bhutto’s appeal against conviction for murder before Pakistan’s Supreme Court in Rawalpindi in January 1979.

    Interspersed with these accounts are memoirs of earlier periods in the East, Mr Stephens’ school and university days, and more recent experiences and encounters.

  2. ‘Enigma’. Diaries kept by Ian Stephens, September-December 1975. 123 ff.
  3. Notebook – Beggar Saint – diary kept in Pakistan, January 1979. 33 ff.
  4. Three note books, III, IV, and V, entitled ‘travel’, covering Dec.30, 1975 to Jan.16, 1976