How Indian states evolved

Many young Indians presume that India was born with the existing 28 states, and Telangana is the first state to be “separated” after independence.

The lack of knowledge of how India’s internal borders have changed in the last six decades is one of the main reason for opposition to Telangana statehood.

This nice animated map prepared by CNN IBN team explains how India’s state borders have been altered in last six decades.

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