Asian Studies Readings: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Between the end of World War II and 1975, the British Raj would collapse and develop into three newly independent countries. As a result, the region of South Asia would redevelop into a modern collection of religious, economic, and cultural alliances in constant flux. Key concepts you should glean from the readings:

  • Who were the leaders of the independence movements and what were their motivations?
  • Why is Kashmir a constant area of conflict?
  • What were the factors leading to the independence of East Pakistan?
  • What are the political views of the USA, China, and Russia in the region?
  • What are the largest deterrents to the economic development of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh?

Packet Reading

Duiker, W.J. “A House Divided:The Emergence of Independent States in South Asia.” Twentieth-Century World History (Wadsworth Press,  New York 1999)  pp. 234-251


Bangladesh Liberation War

Partition of India

All Indian Muslim League

Indian National League


(Independent Sources)

Bangladesh Genocides (contains some graphic images)

Future of Kashmir  (BBC)

India Economic Growth (Bloomberg)

Pakistan vs. India (Express Tribune) (International News)


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