Social Science- Our Pasts III- Part-II

Book: Social Science- Our Pasts III- Part-II

Chapter: 12. India After Independence

Subject: Social Science - Class 8th

Q. No. 10 of Let's Do

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Find out more about the language divisions in Pakistan that led to the creation of new nation of Bangladesh. How did Bangladesh achieve independence from Pakistan?

a. There are many languages spoken and used in Pakistan Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Bangla, Pashto, English, Sindhi etc., are main among them.

b. After Partition of India on 14thAugust, 1947, there were two main geographical divisions of Pakistan –West Pakistan (today’s Pakistan) and East Pakistan (today’s Bangladesh).

c. Bangladesh (East Pakistan) broke up from Pakistan and emerged as independent Bangladesh in 1971 after a bloody war. India helped the people of Bangladesh to achieve their freedom.


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