Partition Of India Research Paper

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The Partition of India was when the abdication of British Imperialism of India, and the creation of a Muslim State, separating India into a Hindu prominent India and Muslim prominent East and West Pakistan. Jawaharlal Nehru was the main Hindu leader during the time, later on becoming the first Prime Minister of India. Mohammad Ali Jinnah was the main leader of the Muslim population and eventually became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. Finally, Lord Mountbatten was the last Viceroy of India, and the first Governor-General of newly independent and partitioned India. The role of leadership in the 1947 Partition of India had three key figures, who were Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and Louis Mountbatten to represented the three …show more content…
He generally represented the Muslim population. This is significant because it explains why he was a leader in the Partition of India, and the reason he became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, a muslim majority state. Initially, Jinnah was a firm believer in the unity between the religions but eventually he was convinced that the reason for problems in India were because of the two nations within it (Muslim and Hindu). Muslims were the minority in India compared to the Hindu population. This is important because it explains why he wanted a Muslim State. He believed it would fix the problem of turmoil in India, as many of the Muslim people believed a government under Hindu rule would be even worse than the one they currently had under British Imperialism. He also believed that the new state would protect and advance their cultural identity, rights and interests. Eventually, the Muslim League put out the idea of the creation of a Muslim State which would be named Pakistan. Jinnah had to convince three different factions to agree to the partitioning of India. The first was Britain, the second was the Congress Party, and the third were the Muslim people who were within the Congress Party. All three of these groups were opposed to the idea of separation. Eventually, in 1947, Britain realized there was no other alternative to fix the chaos within India, and gave in to the idea, as did the Congress, although …show more content…
These three key figures had active roles in the partitioning of India, and without the three of them, partition may not have been possible. They each represented the three groups of people in the partition and were organizers of the great event in Indian history. Whether the partition was a success or not is a different

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