Compare & Contrast India Song by Marguerite Duras

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1930s: India is a colonial holding of the British Empire. Indian nationalist movements for independence have been gaining momentum since the nineteenth century.

1970s: The former British colony of India now comprises the sovereign nations of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, which are set up as parliamentary democracies after the British model.

Today: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh remain independent nations.

1930s: Tensions between the Indian National Assembly, a primarily Hindu organization, and the All-Indian Muslim League, an Islamic organization, divide the movement for Indian national liberation. Kashmir is a region within British-controlled India.

1970s: Independent India and Pakistan engage in an ongoing dispute over the border region of Kashmir. After the India-Pakistan war of 1971, Pakistan and India sign a peace accord resolving to settle the dispute peacefully. However, beginning in 1979, Kashmir again becomes a major source of tension between the two nations.

Today: Escalating tensions between India and...

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