Talk:Partition of India

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POV tag[edit]

Currently the text of this article is not adhering to the WP:NPOV policy and for this reason I am tagging it as such. Unless the so obvious NPOV issues are resolved this tag will stand ( like the use of word "touted"). --SMS Talk 15:25, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

POV issues with the article[edit]

Please discuss any POV issues with the article here. I believe that merely quoting Ambedkar on Savarkar (an enemy of the Congress) is not enough but a quote from Jinnah should be included as well, in particular, that on civil war and Direct Action Day. Neither Ambedkar, nor Savarkar had any say in the Partition, it should be noted. --Bookishness (talk) 21:01, 1 October 2013 (UTC) Bookishness (talkcontribs) is a confirmed sockpuppet of Crème3.14159 (talkcontribs). --SMS Talk 13:42, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


Partition of British India?[edit]

I just undid an edit to the lede sentence, which changed the subject of the article to "Partition of British India" (emph. added), since I believe that such a significant change needs to be discussed and if upheld, should be accompanied by moving the article to that title.

My own (provisional) view is that while the teem "partition of British India" has certainly been used and is perhaps even justifiable by first principles, the term "partition of India" is the commonly accepted name for the event. For example, even the comprehensive report on the event produced by historians from Britain, India and Pakistan in 1969 was published under the title The Partition of India: Policies and Perspectives, 1935-1947. Of course that is not the only or last word on the topic, and I am open to being convinced that current usage is different or has changed. Abecedare (talk) 20:38, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

The WP term of the entity referring to that time is British India. WP should not contradict itself. India as a /the political entity simply did not exist at the time. (analysis from here on is recentism as it take thes current statist worldview.)
and thanks for the discussion initiation and invite.Lihaas (talk) 22:01, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
This has been discussed in the past. Although "British India" is politically correct, Wikipedia is beholden to secondary sources and they refer to it as the "Partition of India." Please read the linked previous discussion by Abecedere, in which numerous citations were provided in favor of Partition of India. --Dwaipayan (talk) 14:12, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Further reading[edit]

Meant to be an aide to readers to some in depth reading not covered in the article if they want to known more, on this page we seem to be listed every document and paper that ever existed on the subject. As the list is now overwhelming the article perhaps its time to re-define and cull I think. MilborneOne (talk) 22:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)