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The year is 1947. India and Pakistan have begun the official partition. The region will never be the same.

Main Question:  Was the partition of India and Pakistan necessary? Was it a successful resolution to colonialism and independence?ea

Your Task:

Using details from all of the sources you looked at (and citing where appropriate), write a diary or letter (to another character) about what you saw and experienced.

  • What happened?

  • What did you see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in you?

  • Why was this day important for you and for India?

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ARTIFACT 1

Source:  HISTORY.COM

SEVENTY YEARS LATER, SURVIVORS RECALL THE HORRORS

ARTIFACT 2

Source: Washington Post

GANDHI FILM: VIOLENCE

ARTIFACT 3

Length: 4:43

 

Recommended viewing times: entire video

Untold Stories

ARTIFACT 4

Preserving Partition

ARTIFACT 5

Main Question:  Was the partition of India and Pakistan necessary? Was it a successful resolution to colonialism and independence?

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Your Task:

Using details from all of the sources you looked at (and citing where appropriate), write a diary or letter (to another character) about what you saw and experienced.

  • What happened?

  • What did you see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in you?

  • Why was this day important for you and for India?

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