August 17, 1947 CE – The Radcliffe Line Separates India from Pakistan

August 17, 1947 CE – The Radcliffe Line Separates India from PakistanRate this post Click to view full Infographic After five weeks on the subcontinent, Sir Cyril Radcliffe had completed a monumental task on August 17, 1947: separating the former British Provinces of India into the newly-independent Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan. Believing he had found the most equitable solution available given the territory’s wide diversity of cultures and terrain, Radcliffe soon returned to his homeland without realizing he had created one of the major points of contention in the world even today – the border between India and Pakistan. Upon making it to India on July 8th, […]