The gallery ends with the material produced during the period of british rule in india and includes beautiful painted textiles (chintzes) and ivory-inlaid furniture. Edited by paul edward hockings, 334-359. The arrival of lord louis mountbatten as india’s last viceroy in march 1947, brought with it an agenda to transfer power as quickly and efficiently as possible. Through exportation and trade, the company also funneled vast sums of money into the british treasury. New york: viking penguin.
The final irony must remain that the creation of pakistan as a land for muslims nevertheless left a sizeable number of muslims in an independent india making it the largest minority in a non-muslim state. The muslim league failed to achieve the confidence of the majority of muslims in the elections of 1937. They achieved something of a coup by persuading the british that they needed to safeguard the interests of the minorities, a demand that fed into british strategies of divide and rule.