The dominion of india is today the republic of india. Between 1947 and 1950 the territories of the princely states were politically integrated into the indian union.
It was a very eventful year as it became independent from the british crown resulting in the split of india and pakistan.
India map 1947 and now. The partition of india of 1947 was the division of british india into two independent dominion states india and pakistan. Bought from phyllis newman antique prints greenflea market and scanned by fwp july 2006 indian troops invade and seize the princely state of hyderabad in 1948 a map from the archives of the chicago sun times. A few including mysore hyderabad bhopal and bilaspur became separate provinces.
Changing times the changing map of india from 1 ad to the 20th century battles were fought territories were drawn and re drawn. Rand mcnally s late 1947 view of partition. The wheel has come full circle and the british who went to india to trade are now once more in india only as traders.
Apart from the loss of territory to pakistan in 1947 parts of kashmir though they continue to be claimed by india and are part of india s map and to china in 1963 india s external. Most were merged into existing provinces. Needless to say the actual partition of india and pakistan in 1947 went somewhat differently than that envisaged by ali.
An amateur historian has caught these shifts in a series of maps. The original caption. Map created by themightyquill via wikimedia.
The british raj is dead archive august 1947 15 august 1947. The map shows areas with muslim majorities pakistan bangistan etc or areas of significant muslim influence or importance e g. The dominion of pakistan is today the islamic republic of pakistan and the people s republic of bangladesh the partition involved the division of two provinces bengal and punjab based on district wise non muslim or.
Pre partition map of india before 1947. Many people died during partition and india became a democracy. India pre partition map shows the india map befor independance princely states and indian provinces and other adjoining countries.
Events in the year 1947 in india. Click on either half of the map for a very large scan source. Others were organised into new provinces such as rajasthan himachal pradesh madhya bharat and vindhya pradesh made up of multiple princely states.
Emperor of india george vi until 15 august.