The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905

@article{Mclane1965TheDT,
  title={The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905},
  author={John R. Mclane},
  journal={Indian Economic And Social History Review},
  year={1965},
  volume={2},
  pages={221 - 237}
}
  • John R. Mclane
  • Published 1 July 1965
  • Economics
  • 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… 

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