The partition of India led to more than a million deaths. One man, Lord Louis Mountbatten, who hurriedly drew the new borders in secret, is largely responsible.
At midnight on August 15, 1947, India achieved freedom from more than two centuries of colonial rule. Hours earlier, Pakistan was declared a new nation. Was partition inevitable?
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.