The largest forced mass migration in human history – 1947. Credits: The Guardian
It had only been two years since the atrocities of the holocaust had been committed and the world was to see yet another round of barbarism, slaughter and bloodshed. This was the partition of India in 1947. Though a significant event in world history, causing the deaths of up to two million people and the largest mass migration in human history, it is rare that we as students hear about the atrocities committed or the causes behind them. In fact, it seems to me that they are largely ignored.
Colonial India had existed for around three centuries under British rule and despite the British colonization the two main religions in India, Hinduism and Islam, existed somewhat peacefully. However it would be inaccurate to say there was not occasional dispute and violence between the two…
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