12 August 2022
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Partition of British India, The National Archives has worked with the SOAS, University of London to create a new Key Stage 3 Partition resource.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Partition of British India, The National Archives has worked with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London to create a new Key Stage 3 (KS3) Partition resource, which was launched at the beginning of July at the Schools History Project Conference.
The partition of India in 1947 divided British India into two independent dominions: India and Pakistan. The Dominion of India is today the Republic of India, and the Dominion of Pakistan is the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
In a special blog post on the UK National Archives website titled 'Teaching young people about the Partition of British India: 75th anniversary' you can read about:
- The background to the project
- Iqbal Singh’s (Regional Community Partnership Manager at The National Archives) personal journey into this history
- Dr Eleanor Newbigin’s (SOAS) practice as an academic and university teacher
- Hannah Carter’s (Education Manager at The National Archives) role in furthering The National Archives’ approach to teaching diverse histories
Find out more
The National Archives have also signposted further study points:
Partition of British India classroom resource
Partition of British India YouTube film
Decolonising the Partition of British India, 1947 - Historical Association website