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India, Pakistan: 1947, Independence and Partition

Ruined by Reading reviews Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire, a book by Alex Von Tunzelmann.

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  • Jatt Jagpal

    im a Sikh jatt from Sangrur Punjab and where im from many people agree that Gandhi didnt do nothing to stop the partition he was weak and was scared. The only people who died for the countries freedom were Sikhs like Bhagat Singh, Udham Singh, Kartar Singh, and many more. i dont know why people think Gandhi gave us freedom its probably because the dumb government in India is runned by Hindus. Majority of the British solders where Sikhs and another fact British ruled India for 200 years but only ruled Punjab for only 90 years because the Sikhs were fighting and not scared to die.

  • Shimmy Singh

    Largest amount of sacrifices for the partition of India than any other sect. (Even Mahatma Gandhi was in awe of sikhs.) Starting of Gadar Movement in US in early 1900’s to fight imperialism in India.

    Total#/Sikhs/non-Sikhs
    People hanged during
    India’s freedom struggle 121 /93/ 28

    Number exiled for life 2708/ 2147/ 561
    Died during Jallianwala Bagh Massacre 1300/ 800/ 500
    Died during Kuka Movement 91/ 91/ 0
    Died at Bhaj Bhaj Ghat (Calcutta) 113/ 67/ 46
    Sum total of martyrs who
    gave their life for India’s freedom 4333/3198/ 1135

    Statistics by Maulana Azad, quoted in Hair Power, by Sarup Singh Alag.

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