The Partition of India

In August 1947 Britain divided British India along religious lines into Hindu majority, India and Muslim majority, Pakistan. This displaced between 10 and 12 million people, creating an overwhelming refugee crises in the newly constituted dominions. There was large-scale violence, with reported estimates of loss of life accompanying or preceding the partition being up to two million.

 

For more interesting facts or links see below:

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SOUTH ASIAN

HERITAGE MONTH

We aim to celebrate and raise the profile of British South-Asian history and heritage in the UK.

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Read some fascinating documents from those terrifying years

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BBC Partition Voices

Listen to these stories from people who survived through partition.

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PROJECT

DASTAAN

Reconnecting Partition Refugees to their ancestral home

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Partition Museum

In October 2016 the first Partition Museum was opened at the Toen Hall in Amritsar

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THREE POUNDS IN MY POCKET

More stories from Kavita Puri about the pioneering migrants from Indian subcontinent

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©2020 by Fozia Raja.

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