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There were some practical and some psychological reasons for Gandhi's soft spot for Nehru. Nehru had wanted to give his Trust fund to Mahatma and adopt a simple life. This was a purely emotional decision. Gandhi, who had lost his beloved father at a young age, was greatly touched by the mutual love between father and son. When Motilal died he said 'his ...


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No conspiracy. The British were looking to get out. India/Congress Party was power hungry and trying to restore the chaos they helped create. At that time, the border didn't really matter. There was plenty of land and people. Look at the Border of the US-Canada. It's not straight either.


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There are some interesting answers here however none contesting the question itself. I would rather like to put a contradictory view on this. India, in fact, was mass converted by Islam and to a lesser extent by Christianity. I believe most of the answers here see India as it is present in the current form. However if you historically see, the entire ...


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A few things to note regarding this - 1. Official stand was that the state will lapse to independence but Mountbatten told almost every ruler that independence is impossible. 2. Reading's letter to the Nizam of Hyderabad clearly stated that Hyderabad is a subsidary of British Empire and not an independent state/state in alliance. While the British ...


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GDP per capita is an indicator of living standards. A solid comparison of share of GDP can be found in this link Since 01AD until today the world's changed quite a lot. But until 1700AD the balance of wealth hadn't. For the past two centuries the share of the world's GDP has shifted to the west to Europe through imperialism, and technological ...



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