The Partition of India

The Partition of India

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Author: Anita Inder Singh
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 91
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123746962


The book places the partition of India in an international perspective to show how reasons of state and religious, ethnic or cultural division have been inextricably intertwined in creating he situations that have led to partition in different parts of the world. The partition of India was one of the most cataclysmic events in world history.

The transfer of power to India and Pakistan in August 1947 was the first major act of decolonisation by the British, with far-reaching consequences on their international power. This book shows how and why British interests and political division between Indian parties combined to bring about the partition of British India, ostensibly on a religious basis in August 1947.


Partitions in an International Perspective

The Partition of India - The Questions

Background to Partition-The Communal Problem in India

The 1937 Elections, the Congress in Office, and the Muslim League without Power

India and the War, 1939-41 - Pakistan is Placed on the Political Agenda

The Muslim League makes Progress, 1942-45

The Rise of the Muslim League - From the Simla Conference to the elections of 1945-46

The Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946

The Interim government, Direct Action and Wavell’s Breakdown Plan, 1946-47

Prelude to Partition - November 1946 to February 1947

Divide and Quit