The division of British India into India and Pakistan in 1947 changed the course of history, the effects of which are still being felt today.
Partition was the culmination of Gandhi and Nehru’s vision of a free India, Jinnah’s vision of Pakistan and the British government’s haste to leave. Each of the key players had their own vision for the future of the two countries.
Seven decades on, our expert panel will take a frank look at the truth behind Partition, ask whether the objectives of any of these visions ever came to fruition and, if not, how they compare to the reality of modern-day India and Pakistan.
This event brings together Professor of Indian History, William Gould, Pakistani author and journalist, Dilip Hiro, and Yasmin Khan, author of The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan.