The british while not approving of a separate muslim homeland india was formed out of the majority hindu regions of british india and pakistan from the majority muslim areas the partition of british india split the former british province of punjab between the dominion of india and the dominion of pakistan. Partition the division of british india into the two separate states of india and pakistan on august 14 15 1947 was the last minute mechanism by which the british were able to . The partition of india was the process of dividing the subcontinent along sectarian lines which took place in 1947 as india gained its independence from the british rajthe northern predominantly muslim sections of india became the nation of pakistan while the southern and majority hindu section became the republic of india. The partition of british india timeline separate electorates conceded by the colonial government in 1909 read now india pakistan post partition traumas article level 1 introductory by ramesh lalwani via flickr under creative commons by 40 license. For both india and pakistan the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former princely state of kashmir whose fate was left undetermined at the time the british left
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