The partition of india in 1947 promised its people both political and religious freedom―through the liberation of india from british rule, and the creation of the. In 1947, the partition of india and pakistan sparked a harrowing refugee crisis and one of the largest migrations in human history (paywall. William dalrymple on the mutual genocide of hindus, muslims and sikhs in the creation of pakistan and india, and nisid hajari's book,.
London — seventy years ago this week, india and pakistan became independent from the british empire the celebrations were cut short as. Seventy years after the traumatic events surrounding the partition of india and pakistan, a museum devoted its history has opened. In one of the largest forced migrations in human history, colonial rulers made the fateful decision to divide india along religious lines seventy.
The 1947 partition archive records life stories shaped by partition online: giving voice to memories from 1947 partition and the birth of india and pakistan. On 3 june 1947, only six weeks before british india was carved up, a group of eight men sat around a table in new delhi and agreed to. Pakistan's delusion stems from a congenital need to pursue parity with india at all times and on all fronts back in 1965, prime minister zulfikar. Millions of muslims migrated from india to pakistan partition marked a massive upheaval across the subcontinent hindus living for generations. On august 15, 1947, the partition of the indian subcontinent created two nation states - india and pakistan in this two-part special, 101 east.
Draw lines on a map to see how radcliffe demarcated the lines that divided british india. As india and pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence, andrew whitehead looks at the lasting legacy of the partition of british india, and. The indian independence act declared that india would be free from british rule it partitioned british india into pakistan, a homeland for indian muslims, and. What became known as partition gave birth to a new nation called pakistan, conceived by a muslim political party for india's minority islamic. Strong support for the idea of an independent pakistan came from independent pakistan inherited india's longest and.
It has been seven decades since india won its independence from the british empire that victory also marks the creation of pakistan, and a. August 15 marks 70 years since the partition of india and the end of british known as the islamic republic of pakistan and the republic of india. Reasons for partition of india: the main reason is, ―india contains large percentage of hindus if india gets independence, then the ruling government is.
New delhi: this month marks 70 years since british india split into two nations – hindu-majority india and muslim-majority pakistan – and. Mid-august remains an annual reminder of the shared history and mutually assured destruction that binds india and pakistan together. This year marks the 70th anniversary of two nations, india and pakistan their independence from the british empire in 1947 prompted a wave of decolonization.