The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905

  title={The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905},
  author={J. Mclane},
  journal={Indian Economic And Social History Review},
  pages={221 - 237}
  • J. Mclane
  • Published 1965
  • Sociology
  • Indian Economic And Social History Review
  • THE partition of Bengal in 1905 represents a divide in Indian history for several reasons. First, it aroused Hindu-Muslim antagonisms. Before 1905, Hindu-Muslim hostility was not usually considered to be a major feature of Indian political life. The potential for trouble existed, especially in those areas where the Hindus had a disproportionate share of economic, educational, and administrative opportunities, as in Bengal and the Punjab, and where the Muslims had outstripped the Hindus, as in… CONTINUE READING


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