Seventy years after the partition of India, we examine the troubled legacy of the event that shaped the subcontinent.
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In the second part of this two-part special, 101 East investigates the wounds of partition 70 years on.
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In 1947, the Indian subcontinent was divided by its British imperial rulers into two nation states India and Pakistan.
It sparked three wars, the birth of Bangladesh, and transformed Kashmir into one of the world’s most militarised zone.
As tensions between India and Pakistan persist, 101 East explores partition’s troubled legacy and the continuing hostility between these two nuclear powers.
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On August 15, 1947, the partition of the Indian subcontinent created two nation states – India and Pakistan.
In this two-part special, 101 Easttraces the events and conflicting politics that led to the greatest migration of people in human history, and unleashed a wave of communal violence that claimed more than a million lives.
The partition sparked three wars, the birth of Bangladesh, and transformed Kashmir into the world’s most militarised zone.
As tensions between India and Pakistan persist, 101 East explores the partition’s troubled legacy and the unresolved geopolitics between the two nuclear powers.
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