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The partition of India: everything you wanted to know

Dr Anwesha Roy answers listener questions on the 1947 partition of India, which divided British-ruled India into two independent countries

Published: July 24, 2022 at 12:55 pm
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For the latest in our everything you wanted to know series, historian Dr Anwesha Roy revisits the 1947 partition of India, which divided British-ruled India into two independent countries. In conversation with Rob Attar, she explains how India came to be divided and considers why the process was accompanied by such terrible violence and suffering.

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Rob AttarEditor, BBC History Magazine

Rob Attar is editor of BBC History Magazine and also works across the HistoryExtra podcast and website, as well as hosting several BBC History Magazine events.

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