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Partition and Recent History

At the Partition of British India in 1947, the leaders of newly independent Pakistan designated their state as the home of South Asian Muslims. Accordingly, the drawing of its boundaries was an artificial process – that is, the outcome of controversial negotiations rather than given cultural divisions. It resul…

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Pfeffer, Georg, “Pakistan”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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