View partition of the india subcontinentdoc from e ppm at university of maryland, university college _ pushed hard for the partition of british india into one country populated mostly by muslims. A new museum on the partition of the indian subcontinent opens this week, as the two south asian giants india and pakistan mark seven decades as independent nations. Their resistance to the very idea of pakistan made the 1947 partition of the subcontinent far bitterer than it needed to be with weapons to prevent the partition of india the deadlock on.
The idea of partition of sub-continent was now something originated by the muslims alone muslims, british and hindus all contributed to the division of india john bright in 1858 speaking on a bill in the british parliament questioned the possibility of the so extensive a county like india. The partition of the indian subcontinent in 1947 resulted in one of the largest and most rapid population exchanges in human history we compile comparable census data pre and post. 1217 words essay on the partition of india august 14 th, 1947 saw the birth of the new islamic republic known as pakistan at midnight the next day india won its freedom from colonial rule, ending nearly 350 years of british presence in india, the british left india divided, into two nations the. Reasons for partition india and pakistan won independence in august 1947, following a nationalist struggle lasting nearly three decades it set a vital precedent for the negotiated winding up of.
The partition of british india, simply called partition or the partition era, refers to the splitting of india by the colonial authorities on the eve of the subcontinent's breaking away from british rule more importantly, it refers to the various humanitarian, societal, economic, political, and. Partition was a seminal event in the history of the indian subcontinent -- a ''reference point,'' as the indian writer and publisher urvashi butalia puts it in ''the other side of silence,'' for everything that has come after. The partition of the indian subcontinent in 1947 was a conspiracy which resulted in the largest mass migration in human history, with up to 145 million people crossing borders. The population of united india was largely against the partition of the indian sub-continent but the aristocratic powers of the hindu families and the muslim families saw the possibility of their influence declining if the british just left india.
The two-nation theory is the idea that the primary identity of the muslims and hindus of the indian subcontinent is their religion rather than their language or ethnicity,and hence indian muslims and indian hindus are two distinct nationalities regardless of ethnic,cultural or other commonalities it is also one of the theories which formed the. The partition of the subcontinent in 1947 resulted in one of the largest migrations in human history—ap india’s independence or the migration of hindus and muslims on the basis of religion is. August 15 marks 70 years since the partition of india and the end of british colonial rule the sub-continent was once a key economic asset of the british empire, ruled from london for almost 100.
The legacy of indian partition ineptitude and negligence directed british policies in india more than any cynical desire to divide and rule, but the british were not above exploiting rivalries. Reasons for partition [compare to israelis - palestinians] a there were several reasons for the birth of a separate muslim homeland in the subcontinent, thus the idea of the separateness of muslims in india was built into the electoral process of india 2 there was also an ideological divide between the muslims and the hindus of india. The all-india muslim league (popularised as muslim league) was a political party established during the early years of the 20th century in the british indian empireits strong advocacy for the establishment of a separate muslim-majority nation-state, pakistan, successfully led to the partition of british india in 1947 by the british empire the party arose out of a literary movement begun at. Exit wounds the legacy of indian partition the subcontinent was a mess, with british civil and military officers desperate to leave, and a growing hostility to their presence among indians.
The idea of pakistan emerged from the anxieties and prejudices of a decaying class of india’s muslim elites, who claimed that islam’s purity would be contaminated in a pluralistic society. Midnight’s children, the winner of the booker of bookers, grappled with the idea of the uniquely dysfunctional independence granted to the indian subcontinent the novel accounted for the tectonic implications of the partition on india and pakistan’s future through political events — taking place over 31 years post-independence — that. India’s muslims and the price of partition by ajaz of india and the creation of pakistan as a homeland for the subcontinent’s muslims — could well be coming true fictitious ideas.