Effect of Partition of Bengal on Hindu/Muslim relations

Jul 2019
10
Devon, United Kingdom
I know Muslims were possibly originally happy to now be a majority in their own province, but what effects did the partition actually have on the relations between the two religious groups?
 

Devdas

Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
4,856
India
Are you referring to Bengal partition of 1905 or 1947. In 1905 Muslims supported partition, while Hindus were against it. While in 1947 Hindus supported the partition of Bengal, Muslims wanted whole of Bengal to come Pakistan.
 
Jul 2019
10
Devon, United Kingdom
Are you referring to Bengal partition of 1905 or 1947. In 1905 Muslims supported partition, while Hindus were against it. While in 1947 Hindus supported the partition of Bengal, Muslims wanted whole of Bengal to come Pakistan.
Sorry, should have made it clearer, 1905
 

Devdas

Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
4,856
India
Sorry, should have made it clearer, 1905
This particular incident led to Muslim homeland movement and the creation of Muslim League in 1906 in Dhakka. The Muslim elites who saw themselves Hindus as their former subjects were particularly wary of rising Hindu dominance across India. Earlier in Bihar and United Provinces , the recognition of Hindi at par with Urdu in government offices and court didn't go well with Muslims raising the first voice for the separate homeland for Muslims. The partition of Bengal, affirm this belief stronger.
 
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