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Partition - The Day India Burned 2007

  • 2007-08-13T21:00:00-07:00
  • BBC Two
  • 2007-08-14T00:00:00-07:00
  • 90 mins
  • 1 hour, 30 mins
  • Documentary
Documentary about the effects of Britain's withdrawal from India in 1947 which triggered one of the biggest migrations in history. 15 million were displaced and more than a million lost their lives. The story is told through the testimony of people who lived together for centuries, but were forced out of their homes as one of the largest and most ethnically diverse nations in the world was divided. Dramatised reconstructions evoke some of the mistrust, violence and upheaval that ensued.

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