Marking the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, the National Army Museum is holding a conference to discuss the effect of Partition on the people of India, Pakistan and Britain.
This tumultuous event signalled the end of Britain’s rule over India. On 28 February 1948, the British Army’s presence in India was officially withdrawn and the British Indian Army Regiments were split between the newly created Pakistan Army and the Indian Army.
The Partition of India was the end of a long journey towards independence from Britain. It marks not only the breakdown of the relationship between Britain and India, but also relationships within the Indian subcontinent.
Separated along religious lines, Muslims were forced to move to Pakistan and Hindus and Sikhs to India, leaving behind the lives they had built at a moment’s notice.
This one-day conference will cover a variety of viewpoints and issues of geography, history, art and culture, politics, and literature. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
We want to hear your thoughts and see your photos from today’s conference – our handle is @NAM_London on Twitter and Instagram and the hashtag for this and related events is #IndiasIndependence #UKIndia2017.