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Activity Discussion History Partition of Bengal Reply To: Partition of Bengal

  • Neha Reddy

    December 3, 2023 at 11:41 am
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    The historic partition of Bengal occurred on October 16, 1905, within the context of British colonial rule in India. The architect of this division was Lord Curzon, who served as the Viceroy of India at that time. Bengal was intricately split into two distinct entities: East Bengal and Assam, marked by a majority Muslim population, and the remaining portion of Bengal, which encompassed a predominantly Hindu population. While the purported rationale behind the partition was administrative efficiency, the decision carried profound political and communal implications. This move sparked widespread protests and, in the face of mounting opposition, eventually led to the reversal of the partition in 1911.

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