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Should Britain pay reparations to India (and other former colonies)?

At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included Indian politician and writer Shashi Tharoor and British historian John MacKenzie. Mr Tharoor's argument in support of the motion has found favour among many Indians, where the subject of colonial exploitation remains a sore topic.

Sachin Mudgal
over 1 year ago

Who/What was the reason behind India’s partition into India and Pakistan?

June 3, 1947, in a joint conference with the Congress and the Muslim League, the last Viceroy of India, Louis Mountbatten, announced the partition of India. What followed was a period of absolute terror, which, by some estimates, saw more than a million killed, and over 14 million people forcibly relocated. It is important for us to face up to why this catastrophe occurred, if only to avert another. Who and what was directly responsible for that division into 2 nation India and Pakistan.

Tilak Raj
11 months ago