The Road to Partition 1939-47

This board accompanies our document collection 'The Road to Partition 1939-47', where you can view and listen to audio recordings of key documents from the period: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/topics/the-road-to-partition.htm
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A map speculating on a possible division of India from the Daily Herald newspaper, 4 June 1947 Catalogue reference CAB 21/2038 Education | Education | Topics | The Road to Partition

A map speculating on a possible division of India from the Daily Herald newspaper, 4 June 1947 Catalogue reference CAB 21/2038 Education | Education | Topics | The Road to Partition

9th October 1947 Sindhi Hindu and Sikh women and children arriving at Bombay on the British-India liner Dwarka, from Karachi after their flight from Pakistan Partition 1947-8. From Life Magazine

9th October 1947 Sindhi Hindu and Sikh women and children arriving at Bombay on the British-India liner Dwarka, from Karachi after their flight from Pakistan Partition 1947-8. From Life Magazine

The Liberator, a Sikh newspaper published in India (New Delhi), 21 September 1947  Catalogue reference WO 208/3811 Includes an audio recording Education | Education | Topics | The Road to Partition

The Liberator, a Sikh newspaper published in India (New Delhi), 21 September 1947 Catalogue reference WO 208/3811 Includes an audio recording Education | Education | Topics | The Road to Partition

Photograph from the Manchester Guardian, 27 September 1947, "A crowd of Moslems at the old fort of Purana Kila outside Delhi." The Purana Qila (Old Fort) area had been converted into a vast camp for Muslim refugees waiting to be transported to Pakistan.

Photograph from the Manchester Guardian, 27 September 1947, "A crowd of Moslems at the old fort of Purana Kila outside Delhi." The Purana Qila (Old Fort) area had been converted into a vast camp for Muslim refugees waiting to be transported to Pakistan.

The Times reports in Lord Mountbatten's radio broadcast on partition, 4 June 1947 Catalogue reference: CAB 21/2038 (Includes audio recording of document)  Education | Education | Topics | The Road to Partition

The Times reports in Lord Mountbatten's radio broadcast on partition, 4 June 1947 Catalogue reference: CAB 21/2038 (Includes audio recording of document) Education | Education | Topics | The Road to Partition

Reginald's story Christians leave the new Pakistan but find safety elusive from 'Panjab 1947: A heart divided'

Reginald's story Christians leave the new Pakistan but find safety elusive from 'Panjab 1947: A heart divided'

Jaswant's story  A Sikh family flees Lahore for refuge in Bikaner from 'Panjab 1947: A heart divided'

Jaswant's story A Sikh family flees Lahore for refuge in Bikaner from 'Panjab 1947: A heart divided'

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