On 8 November in South Asian history

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ON 8 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 8, 2018

1831: Birth of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India, who died on November 24, 1891
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bulwer-Lytton,_1st_Earl_of_Lytton

1877: Birth of Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet who died on 21  1938
http://www.allamaiqbal.com/
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P007

1919: Birth of Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (P. L. Deshpande), Indian writer and actor who died on June 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purushottam_Laxman_Deshpande
http://www.indianetzone.com/37/govind_purushottam_deshpande_marathi_literature.htm

1920: Birth of Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer who died on November 25, 2014
http://scroll.in/article/691711/sitara-devi-kathak-dancer-who-lived-live-on-her-own-terms-dies-at-94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzxZwz0sD5w

1927: Birth of Lal Krishna Advani, Indian political leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/2075803.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-november-1927-l.k.-advani-indian-politician-was-born

1933: Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan is assassinated. He is succeeded by his son Mohammed Zahir Shah
https://www.afghan-web.com/biographies/biography-of-mohammad-nadir-shah/
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/mohammad-nader-shah-king-of-afghanistan

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1965: The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is formed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Indian_Ocean_Territory
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/biot.htm

2002: Death of Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born  on December 14, 1931
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2971729.Jaun_Elia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Elia

2009: Thousands of  people turn out to welcome the Dalai Lama as he makes a controversial visit to  a Tawang monastery close to the Tibetan border in India’s state of Arunachal  Pradesh, itself a source of dispute between Beijing and Delhi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8349010.stm

2013: Death of Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian actor, born on January 2, 1957
http://www.veethi.com/india-people/amanchi_venkata_subrahmanyam-profile-4843-14.htm
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Film-comedian-Amanchi-Venkata-Subramanyam-dies-at-56/articleshow/25460023.cms

2014: Pakistan will help China with its fight against extremists that Beijing says are active in its unruly far western region of Xinjiang, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping
http://www.dawn.com/news/1143134/pakistan-says-will-help-china-fight-xinjiang-militants



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