5 Facts You Didn't Know
1 That Gandhi told Nehru that 'Independence had come to India, not the Congress'. As a result, the first Union cabinet included men of high talent who had earlier been bitter political opponents of the Congress—such as Dr S.P. Mookerjee of the Hindu Mahasabha, R.K. Shanmugham Chetty of the Justice Party, and, above all, Dr B.R. Ambedkar of the Scheduled Caste Federation.
2 That there were only three speakers at the historic midnight session of Parliament: Nehru most famously, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Chaudhury Khaliquzzaman, representing the Muslims of India.
3 That when Partition became imminent, H.S. Suhrawardy of the Muslim League, and Sarat Chandra Bose of the Forward Bloc, started a campaign for a 'United Bengal', to be part of neither Pakistan nor India.
4 That, in August 1947, the most populous community in the Sikh city of Amritsar was of Muslims.
5 That, in August 2005, in the Islamic State of Pakistan, there are at least two districts in Sindh which have a Hindu majority.