Further, the inc’s concept of an undivided india (encompassing today’s pakistan, bangladesh and india) would have been an administrative, political and a social catastrophe if it aimed to flourish as a modern nation state. The northern part of pakistan is an area called kashmir, which is a disputed zone and has been at the heart of the india-pakistan conflict since 1947 both nations claim it as their own while many of the kashmiris continue to lobby for an independent state of their own. China’s role as the most important international supporter of india’s rival pakistan, to which china gives aid, diplomatic support and technical help for its nuclear and missile programs, is another cause of tension. Reflecting, once again, the nexus between trade and political relations, india accorded pakistan “most-favoured nation” (mfn) status in 1996, according to which pakistan would have the same trading rights with india that any other country has. India –pakistan the history of unsolved conflicts mushtaq ahmad mir (arihal pulwama) the trouble in india pakistan relations begin in 1947 when hindu maharaja wanted to accede against the wishes representing to government views and aspirations of muslims in social and political matters7 the muslims of.
Partition of india the partition of india led to the creation of two sovereign states, the dominion of pakistan (later islamic republic of pakistan) and the union of india (later republic of india) on august 14, 1947 and august 15 1947, respectively upon the granting of independence to british india by the united kingdom. India: a people partitioned sought to be a social history of partition: not about the high politics of independence, nor about the british raj and those who upheld it, but about the lived experience of the millions who were caught up in the partition whirlwind. For pakistan’s creation to be vindicated, india should have become, as jinnah said it would, a cesspit of “hindu raj” instead, just three years after partition, india gave itself a secular.
A million people were killed and 12 million lost their homes in the aftermath of britain's clumsy partition of india and pakistan in 1947 it was the largest mass migration in history, the messiest national divorce -- and also one of the quickest, taking place in just a few months. Roots and routes: the partition of british india in indian social memories johs_1424 244260 christiane hartnack abstract this contribution focuses on the indian experience of the partition the personal and shared (ie, social) memories regarding the history of india and. The partition of india in 1947 promised its people both political and religious freedomthrough the liberation of india from british rule, and the creation of themuslim state of pakistan. India gaining independence from britain caused great political instability within the country and a power struggle between two religions this lead to the creation of pakistan, which caused the mass migration of muslims, which was also accompanied by many deaths due to riots and war. Today, democratic india is a regional power, and bangladesh is an emerging democracy -- even troubled pakistan boasts one of the world's top 30 economies.
In 1947, the jewel of the british empire, india, was granted independence, divided along religious lines and two nations were born - india and pakistan partition left 10 million people uprooted and more than half a million muslims, sikhs and hindus dead in riots and massacres sixty years on, the. The partition of british india in august 1947 not only created two new independent nations, india and pakistan, but also resulted in one of the greatest forced migrations in human history. Two or three years after the 1947 partition, it occurred to the governments of india and pakistan to exchange their lunatics in the same manner as they had exchanged their criminals.
Pakistan's government has compared the impact of the country's devastating floods to the country's partition from india as it revealed more than 20 million people had been made homeless by the. Understand the causes/reasons for partition of india describe the events which occurred during the partition of india analyze the impact of partition (political, social, economic) on india and pakistan. 70 years later, india and pakistan still feel impact of partition seventy years after the partition of india and pakistan, both countries are still shaped by the turmoil of that time most. Introduction the partition of india in 1947 is one of the most significant events in south asian history it refers to the political division of the indian subcontinent that marked the end of british colonial rule in the region.
The partition of india, following world war ii, is the most tragic political event to affect india in its history the partition divided hindus and muslims, who had lived together for nearly three hundred fifty years. The background of the partition of india: the first official meeting of the indian national congress (inc) was held in 1885 the muslim league had been formed as a result of the british government. Pakistan wanted the territory because many muslims were trapped there after the partition of india the partition in india is the main reason for the long, short and immediate causes because it led to religious and political divisions, and disagreements over territory lines. Maps of india offers a summary of events that describe the 1947 partition of india and pakistan 1947: the year of partition the histories and experiences of the 1947 partition of india in order to create new knowledge about the transnational effects of ethnic violence and migration in the modern world” role in developing social and.
The impact of partition also forms the starting point for ayesha jalal’s latest exploration of pakistan’s chequered history since 1947, which includes consideration of ups and (mostly) downs in its interaction with neighbouring india. The partition of india : impact and aftermath august 3, 2007 kalai 5 comments sixty years ago this august one of the greatest and most violent upheavals of the 20th century took place on the indian subcontinent. Short answer - the partition of 1947 brought about a massive demographic impact with significant muslim population leaving the city and half a million hindu and sikh refugees from pakistan pouring in, doubling the city’s population in months to ar.