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Partition

The Great Game - Why Britain partitioned India?

Paper No. 6661                        Dated 15-Aug-2020

By Gurvinder Singh

Rich in every aspect, India is a land that has always been coveted by every power and wealth hungry empire and despot. Empires came and went plundering what they could, but it was the wily British who institutionalised it for exploitation.

It was the 'Jewel in the crown' of the British Empire, and every effort was made to retain, expand its hold on India.

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