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A Short History of India-Pakistan Relations

A Short History of India-Pakistan Relations

In 1947, following Britain’s withdrawal from its Indian Empire, India and Pakistan became independent states carved out of the former British Raj. The partition created Hindu majority India and overwhelmingly Muslim Pakistan. Dislocation and violence soon erupted in communities split by the new borders. By the millions, Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan fled their homes …

The History of Hindu India, 1850 to 1947

The History of Hindu India, 1850 to 1947

Namaste, and welcome to Part Four of the documentary “History of Hindu India.” I’m standing at the southernmost tip of India at the Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial. This monument to the great 19th century Hindu leader sits on a small island in the Indian Ocean just offshore near the town of Kanya Kumari. In a …