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India – summary of history since 1900

India – summary of history since 1900

We begin in the early 20th century, when the vast Indian subcontinent is dominated by the British Empire for nearly 150 years. The region is divided into provinces directly administered by the British Empire, and hundreds of princely states indirectly under the British crown, including Jammu and Kashmir to the north. The colony of India …

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 …