The Partition of British India: India and Pakistan, 1946
The year is 1946. We are at a time where the Indian Independence movement has been gaining traction and has found its way to all corners in South Asia. Years of nonviolent protests against colonial rule has brought Great Britain to face the realities regarding the widespread impact of the independence movement. There are other questions about various other stakeholders too, such as the rising Hindu /Muslim conflict, the future in terms of ownership in princely states, and the how British India fits into an “United India”. All these complex and deeply rooted issues will be debated while maintaining political and personal interests, and delegates are expected to ultimately create a treaty that will determine the fate of India’s freedom and a new Pakistan. The delegates have been assigned as representatives from the Indian National Congress, the Princely States, the Muslim League, and members of Viceroy Mountbatten’s cabinet. Although there are degrees of differences among the relevant parties and complicated histories to account for, the task lies in successfully starting the next chapter in history for the long subjugated people of the subcontinent.