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The Partition of India - 1947

Our Sp2 Wonder Week theme is 'Take One Culture'. This year, we will be studying the partition of India in 1947. It is a very important historical event that explains a lot of the modern-day issues in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the U.K. 


There are various resources on this webpage that will help you study this topic further.

Partition... 70 years on

It's the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India. In August 1947, British India won its independence and split into two new states - India and Pakistan. Kirsty Wark looks back at how events unfolded.

The creation of modern India and Pakistan, explained

The creation of India and Pakistan, explained.


Directed by Gurinder Chadha, PARTITION: 1947 tells us the untold story behind Partition. After 300 years, the rule was coming to an end. The rule of the British!! For six months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumed the post of the last Viceroy, with a responsibility of handing India back to its people.

Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divide

British colonial rule ended in India 70 years ago with the formation of two sovereign states, India and Pakistan. What followed, however, was years of turmoil and bloodshed. Al Jazeera's special news coverage begins with a look back at the turbulent time and the volatile relationship between the two South Asian countries.

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