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    The Partition of India was the process of dividing the sub-continent along sectarian lines, which took place in 1947 as India gained its independence from British Empire. The northern part predominantly Muslim, became nation of Pakistan and the southern predominantly Hindu became the Republic of India, the partition however devastated both India and Pakistan as the process claimed many lives in riots, rapes, murders and looting. The two countries began their independence with ruined economics and lands without an established, experienced system of government, not only this, but also about 15 million people were displaced from their homes. The Partition of India was an important event not only in the history of the Indian subcontinent but in…

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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…

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    Partition- when suddenly two countries, two state, two cities or for that matter any piece of land gets separated from one another it leaves both the pieces deprived of its originality. It also destroys both the piece of land and somewhere the essence of a person relating to one or the other piece gets destroyed. Partition can be based on a religion, caste, class etc. but after it is done no institution is left and nothing is there in its original form. Partition as always is a term used which…

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    The partition of India is the most painful and traumatic episode of Indian history. Partition in general was accompanied by a huge wave of violence, but the atrocities against women were probably the most horrible ones. Though women were neither the part of the political decisions that divided the nation nor they had any role in the violence that followed partition, yet they were the worst targets of brutality inflicted by the men of other communities. The impact of the partition on women was…

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    Paths To Peace Analysis

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    In the chapter titled ‘Pathways to Peace’ he advocated a ‘three Track solution.’ In track one he advocated dialogues and partnerships between India and Pakistan. In the second track, he suggested that similar dialogues should take place between New Delhi and Srinagar. In the third track talks should be initiated between Muzaffarabad and Srinagar, the two sides of the divided J&K. However, he based his solution taking cue from the peace process elsewhere, specially in Ireland. It can be argued…

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    Life After Partition

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    In 1947, India gained its independence from Britain, along with this newly found independence, came a division of the land. This division, known colloquially as the Partition, split British India into two states: Pakistan and a version of India that we know today. Partition remembered not because of the independence of two states, but instead it’s remembered for the violence and death it caused and the impact on political and social relations in that area, an impact that had lasting effects.…

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    Life Course Essay

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    He was born in the Southeast Asian country known as “Subcontinent” (now India and Pakistan) where there was high birth rate, making him part of a large cohort size, implying that there were many births during those years. Sociologist like Easterlin, argues that “people born into large birth cohorts have too many competition throughout life and hence have more troubles in education, work, family and criminal areas” (Pampel & Peters 1995 pp.165) The author, believed that, with so many births…

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    Stuck in the Middle: The Story of Kashmir “The consequences of that partition have been so terrible that one is inclined to think that anything else would have been preferable.” Nehru the Prime Minister of India at the time of partition spoke about the tragedy that occurred because of the partition, including the faith of Kashmir. The partition of India and Pakistan occurred in 1947 when the British disengaged their hold over India, but India would also lose part of its land to a new country…

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    1858-1947 Research Paper

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    communities. Britain was careless and uneducated in their dealings with India. In addition, they rushed the process of Partitioning India and Pakistan, creating confusion, which added to the existing violence. While Britain did not directly enact violence, they were still accountable for the violence that occurred after the Partition. The British government was unfamiliar with the land, culture, and geography; in addition, those in charge…

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    Midnight’s Children The history of India and its neighbouring countries, Pakistan and Bangladesh, is a rich and luminous tale as it encompasses the countless successes and hardships each country experienced during its development as independent entities. In 2012, Deepa Mehta, an Indo-Canadian film director with a screenplay by Salman Rushdie, a British Indian novelist, produced the film “Midnight’s Children.” Together they brought to the screen a magical yet historical tale on the partition of…

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