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How were the India-Pakistan partition borders drawn?

Draw lines on a map to see how Radcliffe demarcated the lines that divided British India.

How were the India-Pakistan partition borders drawn?

India-Pakistan Partition

Your memories of India's partition

Al Jazeera's The Stream crowdsourced a collection of memories from people who lived through the 1947 partition of India.

Your memories of India's partition

India-Pakistan Partition

'It was like a slaughterhouse' - Remembering partition

Seventy years after the partition of India and Pakistan, survivors from both sides recount stories of horror.

India-Pakistan Partition

India celebrates Independence Day

Indians mark the day they gained freedom from British colonial rule in 1947.

India celebrates Independence Day

India-Pakistan Partition

Haunted by unification: A Bangladeshi view of partition

In Bangladesh, 1947 is a distant memory, erased by the bloody 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

Haunted by unification: A Bangladeshi view of partition

India-Pakistan Partition

The partition goes on: A Pakistani perspective

Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif examines the legacy of partition and the ways in which it continues in slow motion.

The partition goes on: A Pakistani perspective

India-Pakistan Partition

The legacy of India-Pakistan partition in pictures

Seventy years on, partition and the violence that accompanied it continues to shape India and Pakistan.

Seventy years of India-Pakistan partition in pictures

India-Pakistan Partition

Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day

Pakistan kicks off a day of celebrations marking 70 years of statehood and independence.

Pakistan celebrates 70th Independence Day

Kashmir

Enduring the effects of partition in Kashmir

Seven decades on, the Indian Partition continues to haunt the Kashmir Valley.

Enduring the effects of partition in Kashmir

India-Pakistan Partition

Partition is not just a memory: An Indian perspective

How long will it take for India and Pakistan to emerge from the shadow of partition, and could they if they wanted to?

India-Pakistan Partition: An Indian perspective

Interactive

How India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were formed

This animated map shows how the borders of the Indian subcontinent have evolved since partition.

How India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were formed

Opinion

The Partition: The British game of 'divide and rule'

Before leaving India, the British made sure a united India would not be possible.

Shashi Tharoor

by Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

India-Pakistan Partition

Nuclear neighbours: The India-Pakistan arms race

Seventy years after partition, nuclear-powers India and Pakistan are locked in a bitter arms race. But who has what?

Nuclear neighbours: The India-Pakistan arms race

Pakistan

Partition riots: 'A grave attack on all of humanity'

Muhammad Muslehuddin Malik and his family left Delhi, narrowly escaping the slaughter on trains bound for Pakistan.

Partition riots: 'A grave attack on all of humanity'

India-Pakistan Partition

Remembering the 'poison' of partition

Seventy years on, a now 92-year-old man returns to the home he fled during the 'poison' of partition.