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1 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Was the partition of India in 1947 successful?

2 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Objectives In this activity you will: Learn how partition was implemented. Explore how successful the partition was.

3 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Was the partition of India in 1947 successful? He stated that Britain would leave India by June In February 1947, he appointed Lord Mountbatten (pictured on slide 1) as the new Viceroy of India. On 15 August 1947, Mountbatten granted independence to India. In 1945, Clement Attlee, Britain’s new Labour Prime Minister, promised to grant India independence.

4 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Read the following two slides and consider any other research you have completed. Place points either side of the table below. This will help you answer the question of whether the partition of India was successful. Points that suggest partition was not successful Points that suggest partition was successful Was the partition of India in 1947 successful?

5 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Was the partition of India in 1947 successful? India did not remain as a single nation. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of the Muslims, established a new country called Pakistan. Pakistan was located in the north- east and north-west of India. Pakistan still exists today. Many Muslims feared that without partition, Indian politics would be dominated by the Hindu majority. Was the partition of India in 1947 successful?

6 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Immediately before partition, there had been extreme violence between Muslims and Hindus. 10 million Hindus had to leave their homes in the new Pakistan. Thousands of Muslims and Hindus were killed. Gandhi spoke out against the killings. In 1948, a Hindu extremist shot and killed Gandhi. However, India had gained independence and full scale Civil War between Hindus and Muslims had been avoided. Was the partition of India in 1947 successful?

7 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Enquiry Was the partition of India in 1947 successful? In your opinion, how successfully was Indian independence implemented in 1947?


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