Partition of India

Channel 4 series
Fascinating programme on the partition of India .
The personalities involved that decided the fate of millions of people .

I was supposed to be born in India (in what became Pakistan) but the partition riots put paid to that

Another battle of Religions, where one group is happy to kill or maim the other in the name of their God?

A complete disaster, not entirely down to the British but certainly a large part their fault.


Down to Mountbatten a man who knew nothing of India and favoured Harrow educated Nehru ( who was also having a relationship with his wife . Jinnah was left out much of the time and although it was not known at the time was dying of cancer . looking at home on these old films now you can see he was very ill .