The Partition Of India By Ian Talbot And Gurharpal Singh

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task for the sake of promoting the Hindu political interests. Also, that Ghandi was just seeking Hindu-Muslim unity. Different groups of people living together cannot constitute a nation unless they have common sympathy, agreement, and interest to an extent. The Hindus and Muslims do not share any common opinions in which they realized a separation between these two religious nations must occur. “Jinnah now finally realized that the Muslim’s, as a separate community, had no political prospects in India. They had no chance of sharing political power with the Hindus; they must either surrender their individuality or cut themselves adrift front the Hindus. The Congress ultimatum was thus the signal for parting of the ways which, by inevitable stages, led to Pakistan.” This is what ultimately led to the partition after India gained independence. It took nearly three decades of nationalist struggle for India to finally break free from the British and gain their independence. The novel, “The Partition of India” written by Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh go into great detail about the partition. In this book they say, “The final period of colonial rule in India from 1945 onwards was dominated by one consideration: the manner and the timing of the British departure.” Upon the British departure of India struck a series of violent acts that began with the Great Calcutta Killing in 1946, which was a day of widespread manslaughter in the city of Calcutta in the Bengal province of

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