The partition of india was the process of dividing the subcontinent along sectarian lines which took place in 1947 as india gained its independence from the british raj. The partition of india was the division of the presidencies and provinces of british india conceived under the two nation theory that resulted in formation of two independent dominions india and pakistan in the british commonwealth of nations.
The partition of india of 1947 was the division of british india into two independent dominion states india and pakistan.
What is meant by the partition of india in 1947. The dominion of india is today the republic of india. The indian independence act 1947 partitioned british india bringing an end of the british raj. The dominion of pakistan is today the islamic republic of pakistan and the people s republic of bangladesh.
The decision to create two separate countries was sparked by the end of british rule in india. India was separated in august 1947 as it gained its independence splitting into pakistan and india. The northern predominantly muslim sections of india became the nation of pakistan while the southern and majority hindu section became the republic of india.