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Bengal Partition

  • 07 Nov 2019
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Recently, the West Bengal Heritage Commission has proposed to set up a museum dedicated to the Bengal partition that took place during the bifurcation of the country in 1947.

Key Points

  • The museum will focus on the historical facts and the consequences of the Partition of Bengal.
  • The museum is proposed to be housed in the Alipore Jail that is a heritage building.
  • The Partition of India in 1947 that led to the creation of Pakistan involved the division of Bengal and Punjab provinces based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities.
    • It not only led to violence but also marked one of the largest mass migration in human history.
    • After the Partition, Bengal was bifurcated into East Bengal and West Bengal.
    • East Bengal became a part of Pakistan and was renamed as East Pakistan in 1956. It later became an independent nation of Bangladesh after the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.
  • In the proposed museum, documents, articles, documentaries, and films on the Partition will be highlighted.

Source: TH

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