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A map of the British Indian Empire, 1909, showing the prevailing majority religions of the population for different districts.

The two-nation theory was the basis for the partition of India in 1947. This theory supported the proposal that Muslims and Non-Muslims should be two separate nations. It is the ideology that the main identity and unifying aspect of Muslims in the Indian subcontinent is their religion, rather than their language or ethnicity. Tutti. Tutti. Tutti The two-nation theory was a founding principle of the Pakistan Movement, and the partition of India in 1947. The ideology that religion is the main factor in defining the nationality of Indian Muslims was used by Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He called it 'the awakening of Muslims for the creation of Pakistan'. It is also a source of inspiration to several Hindu nationalist organizations.

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