The 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan

M. Jinnah's call for a Muslim state, combined with Hindu leaders’ oppositional speeches, are the keys to understanding the large-scale civil unrest and the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.


The Indo-Pak border, Source: Pacific Standard

"Every time the train stopped at a station, we would all hold our breath, making sure not a single sound drifted out of the closed windows. We were hungry and our throats parched. From inside the train we heard voices travelling up and down the platform, saying, 'Hindu paani (water)' note and, from the other side, 'Muslim paani (water)' note. Apart from land and population, even the water had now been divided" --Aanchal Malhotra

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