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How was Hyderabad forced to join India after partition in 1947?

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This report was submitted in 1949 but the subsequent governments suppressed its dissemination until it was declassified after Historian Sunil Purushotham from the University of Cambridge filed a petition to obtain a copy. "Soon after the British agreed to leave India and its subsequent partition in 1947, more than 500 princely... Show more >>

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A student. Took Islamiat and History as subjects, and greatly interested in Islamic and Indo-Pak history.
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I am assuming ( surely) you are talking about Hyderabad Deccan, which is now, quite unlawfully, an official state of India. Following the Indo-Pak partition in 1947, the princely states of the Indian subcontinent were asked to either accede to India or Pakistan. The British undoubtedly failed to implement a fair and honest... Show more >>

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