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Partition 70 years on: Roshan Seth reads Nehru's speech

It is the 70th anniversary of the Partition. In August 1947, British India won its independence and split into two new states - India and Pakistan. For BBC Newsnight, Indian-born British actor Roshan Seth reads an extract from the speech delivered on the eve of Partition by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India.

  • 15 Aug 2017
  • From the section UK
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