Divide and Rule
The English in India
"Death and suffering were – and still are – the consequence of how Britain discharged her responsibilities to a now divided subcontinent.' It is hard to imagine another episode in history where the outcome is so opposed to the professed aims. From decisions about Partition, the territories remaining a part of the Commonwealth, to India and Pakistan's delineation happening in under five weeks by someone who had not travelled east of Gibraltar before, it all looks like the end of a shabby tale of procrastination and deceit at the hands of the British. Read on to find out what exactly went down as India prepared to reawaken to a new dawn on 15 August 1947."