Pre-Partition India
Pre-Partition India refers to an area of south Asia prior to the Partition of India in 1947. The term frequently refers to the British Raj period but there is no precise usage.
Bernard Cohn traces the origin of India as a descriptive name for an area to the Sanskrit word Sindhu, which referred to the Indus river. A pronunciation change from Sanskrit to Persian gave rise to Hindu and this was "the Persian name for the river, the country near the river, and the people inhabiting the country." It was later adopted by the Greeks and the Romans and "with some imprecision came to mean all the landmass of southern Asia". This Indus valley area, which the inhabitants themselves did not define in detail, was separated from Iran, Afghanistan, central Asia, Tibet, Burma (Myanmar) and the southeastern Asia mainland by natural features such as the Kirchar, Suliaman and Hindu Kush Mountains at its northwest, the Himalayas at its north and jungle-covered hills in the northeast. He says that "Historically, the term 'India' presents difficulties because of the partition in 1947 of the Indian Empire".
Cohn notes that India has also been referred to as "south Asia" and "southern Asia" but, depending on the referrer, that these terms can include regions other than the present-day Republic of India, such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Apr 6, 2012 ... India Pre partition Map showing Princely states and Indian provinces and other adjoining countries.
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Map 1: India before Partition - British Library
Maps of India and Pakistan (Map 1) ... Map 1: India before Partition. Education Sources - Indian Independence 1947. Map 1: India before Partition. Enlarge ...
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The Hidden Story of Partition and its Legacies - BBC
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The Partition Motif in Contemporary Conflicts
The Partition Motif in Contemporary Conflicts
Smita Tewari Jassal, Eyal Ben-Ari, 2007
Crafted out of stories, songs, the changing nuances of seasons, on one level, Rupnagar is a description of the moral experience of ordinary life in Pre-Partition India. As Intizar Husain confessed in his conversation with me, it is an idealized ...
Art for a Modern India, 19471980
Art for a Modern India, 19471980
Rebecca M. Brown, 2009
Where both of those examples attempt to articulate the modern through the colonial construction of India's ancient- ness, Waqt understands post-Partition India through the moment of disruption itself, idealizing the pre-1947 period as one of ...
India-Pakistan in War and Peace
India-Pakistan in War and Peace
J. N. Dixit, 2003
The two-nation theory adopted by the Muslim League on the basis of which Pakistan was created did not really represent the broad aspirations and political convictions of the Muslims of pre- Partition India. Even the populace of those ...
The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India
The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India
Urvashi Butalia, 2000
This book pierces that amnesia, elicits buried memories, and lays the foundations for a more evolved relationship between human beings on this subcontinent and their histories of gendered and communal violence.
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My earliest memories of learning about the Partition have not been – as has been the case for me with other historical events – through books and films, but
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Centennial of Mohammad Nissar: The Fastest Pre-Partition Bowler of India – and the World Born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India on 1st August, 1910,
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The Long View: The Partition Before Partition - NYTimes.com
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