Pakistan bangladesh india map. India and pakistan won independence in august 1947 following a nationalist struggle lasting nearly three decades. Before the partition of india in 1947 india and bangladesh were one nation. Map of india pakistan and bangladesh showing the geographical location of countries along with their capitals international boundaries surrounding countries and major cities. This map shows those countries that were historically part of india.
This animated map shows how the borders of the indian subcontinent have evolved since partition. Immigrants from all these countries have come to new zealand over the years but at first most people came from gujarat in north western india and from the punjab region of northern india and pakistan. For example today indian subcontinent is not any political entity like india pakistan or bangladesh. The partition led to the formation of sovereign nations of pakistan and india.
Of the three nations india has seen by far the most dramatic growth. In terms of modern geopolitical boundaries the indian subcontinent comprises the republic of india pakistan bangladesh nepal bhutan besides by convention the island nation of sri lanka and other islands of the indian ocean such as the maldives. It is bound by pakistan to the northwest china bhutan and nepal to the north myanmar and bangladesh to the east the bay of bengal to the southeast and the arabian sea to. But still when we have to refer them collectively we refer them as indian subcontinent.
The map above was created by choudhry rahmat ali who was a pakistani nationalist and is often credited with coming up with the name pakistan he also wanted to rename the whole sub continent to dinia instead of india which would have had many successor states. It set a vital precedent for the negotiated winding up of. The map shows areas with muslim.