August 8, 2007

India. 60 years of partition.

The legacy was India, Pakistan, and then Bangladesh. It is tragic that so many lives have been lost in communal violence of 1947, and in the wars between India and Pakistan. It would have been a good idea had India not been partitioned, India is now an emerging global power, but would have been stronger had it been one nation including Pakistan and Bangladesh. Of the three nations, Pakistan’s future seems the most shaky. India is doing well, although it has a lot to improve on. After partition things that made India what it is today are land reform, secular democracy, rule of law, and lot of investment in modern education system, amongst other things stand out. These are the things absent from Pakistan.

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