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Old February 4th, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Re: 30 January alternate view

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Originally Posted by Rakhi View Post
I think Nehru was Gandhi's first choice from the beginning. What I dont understand is, Jinnah was the only one really powerful to force the partition. How come no one really knew how gravely ill Jinnah was and still went ahead with the partition (he ended up dying, what less than an year after partition?)?
makes me wonder, if Gandhi and Nehru actually did want partition.
I thought they tried to prevent partition ... May be I'm wrong, but I have this impression that Jinnah or no Jinnah mistrust/tensions between Hindus and Muslims was so high at that time that partition was, you know, inevitable.
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