The partition of india left both india and pakistan devastated the process of partition claimed many lives in riots, rapes, murders, and looting women, especially, were used as instruments of power by the hindus and the muslims. In a hopeful chapter 5 titled 'somatic texts and the gender of partition', menon recounts her own travel into kashmir to encounter bhand pather, 'one of the oldest extant folk theatres on the subcontinent' (p 156. Kashmir conflict: the nationalistic perspective (a pre-partition phenomenon) a research journal of south asian studies 221 of a specific nation. Hindu nationalism has been collectively referred to as the expressions of social and political thought, based on the native spiritual and cultural traditions of the indian subcontinent.
Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the indian subcontinentuntil the mid-19th century, the term kashmir denoted only the kashmir valley between the great himalayas and the pir panjal range. By neha navlakha march, 2009 summary kashmir is a divided state two of its regions are controlled by pakistan and three regions are controlled by india. The partition did not solve the hindu-muslim problems it caused the situation of the muslims in india to deteriorate they were blamed for the division of the country, their leadership had left and their power was further weakened by the removal of all muslim-majority areas except kashmir.
Before 1947, india was a patchwork of layered sovereignties, said mohamad junaid, an anthropologist from kashmir whose research looks at the rise of nationalism in south asia. Indian scene: at the time of partition, inc seemingly by not agreeing with m a jinnah's two nation theory & vinayak damodar savarkar's theory of hindutva rejected division of india on religious lines & promoted secular ideology but only to keep muslims & have kashmir as inc guided transition of power from. To think about partition on its 70th anniversary is to think, unavoidably, about the extraordinary crisis in india today the 50th and 60th anniversaries of one of the 20th century's biggest.
Partition - the division of british india into the two separate states of india and pakistan on august 14-15, 1947 - was the last-minute mechanism by which the british were able to. Partition of india 1947 in 1600, the british east india company was established, and in 1858, the india act allowed for power to be transferred to the british government the british government never had complete control, but it certainly had power. Before the partition of india, the dominant politics of the movement for kashmiri independence, led by sheikh abdullah, were a heady mix of socialism and nationalism, not political islam as is often claimed by contemporary analysts. At the time of partition, inc seemingly by not agreeing with m a jinnah's two nation theory and vd savarkar's theory of hindutva rejected division of india on religious lines. Furthermore, the two countries have been involved in several skirmishes over control of the siachen glacier india claims the entire state of jammu and kashmir, and, as of 2010, administers approximately 43% of the region.
As religious nationalism was the basis of the partition of india, it also became a veil to mask the real motives for the fight for kashmir between the newly independent states of pakistan and india kashmir had a muslim majority population of 3,101,247 (771 %. The kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict primarily between india and pakistan, having started just after the partition of india in 1947 china has at times played a minor role  india and pakistan have fought three wars over kashmir , including the indo-pakistani wars of 1947 and 1965 , as well as the kargil war of 1999. The following is a timeline of the kashmir conflict, a territorial conflict between india, pakistan and, to a lesser degree, chinaindia and pakistan have been involved in four wars, including one undeclared war, and many border skirmishes and military stand-offs.
Jammu and kashmir (j&k) now with pakistan and two-thirds with india kashmir has twice in the past led india and pakistan to war, in 1947 and 1965, respectively. India's policy on kashmir is a structured and systematized effort to denigrate pro-azaadi separatism in the kashmir valley while extolling a homogenized nationalistic identity that is based on collective popular sympathy for state repression of kashmiri resistors.
In the case of the simmering kashmir conflict, lingering ever since the partition of the subcontinent, it acts as the basis for india to consolidate the discourse of nationhood, by invoking the militarized nationalism among its masses, which thrives on glorifying 'national pride and honor. In this backdrop, the issue of freedom pursued in the kashmir valley, has made its inalienable association with india's nationalism in a polyethnic and multi-religious society like india, nationalism is a set of ideas, both learned and manipulated (bowem, 2002. For both india and pakistan, the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former princely state of kashmir, whose fate was left undetermined at the time the british left. India and pakistan have been to war twice since the partition and they are still deadlocked over the issue of possession of kashmir the same issues of boundaries and.