Category:Partition of India
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English: The Partition of India was the partition of the British India on the basis of religious demographics that led to the creation of the Dominion of Pakistan (later the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of Bangladesh) and the Dominion of India (later the Republic of India) in 15 August 1947. The struggle between the new dominions, which resulted from the partition displaced up to 12.5 million people in the former British India, with estimates of loss of life varying from several hundred thousand to a million. The violent nature of the partition created an atmosphere of mutual hostility and suspicion between India and Pakistan that plagues their relationship to this day. The partition of India included the geographical division of British Bengal province into East Bengal, which became part of Pakistan (from 1956, East Pakistan, until independence as Bangladesh in 1971) and West Bengal, which became part of India; and the similar partition of the Punjab province into West Punjab (later Pakistani Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory) and East Punjab (later Indian Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh). The partition deal also included the division of Indian government assets, including the Indian Civil Service, the Indian Army, the Royal Indian Navy, the Indian Railways and the central treasury, and other administrative services.
partition of British India into the independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947
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This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.
- 1947 Independence Day (India) (1 C, 7 F)
- Asian Relations Conference (6 F)
- Partition of Bengal (1947) (1 C, 1 F)
- Maps of the partition of India (1 C, 29 F)
- V. P. Menon (1 C, 1 F)
- Partition of Punjab (empty)
- Partition of India refugees (2 C, 20 F)
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- Gandhi and Suhrawardy fasting 15 August 1947 in Calcutta 2.jpg 900 × 500; 130 KB
- Hindus and Sikh on train to India.jpg 680 × 414; 153 KB
- India can into partition.png 672 × 934; 23 KB
- India Pakistan independence.JPG 2,592 × 1,936; 2.29 MB
- Millions fled across the border to the other country.jpg 6,000 × 4,000; 14.24 MB
- Partition Anti-Memorial Project close-up.webp 1,960 × 754; 380 KB
- Partition Anti-Memorial Project.webp 1,236 × 974; 365 KB
- Report of a 1942 interview with Muhammad Ali Jinnah.jpg 2,448 × 3,163; 1.23 MB
- Scene of Migrants Train for Pakistan (Army Museum, Lahore).jpg 4,128 × 3,096; 7.72 MB