South Asia: Early 20th Century to Present
(9,194 words)

Introduction

What was the Indian sub-continent before its partition in 1947, now comprises three nation-states: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Together they account for 360 million of all the Muslims of the world. In 1947 the sub-continent became the two states of India and Pakistan and in 1971 Pakistan itself became the two states of Pakistan and Bangladesh. The region is unique in that Mus…

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Chakravarti, Uma, “South Asia: Early 20th Century to Present”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0039>
First published online: 2009



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