ISBN 9780312428112,Indian Summer: The Secret History Of The End Of An Empire

Indian Summer: The Secret History Of The End Of An Empire

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ISBN 9780312428112
Publisher

Picador Usa

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780312428112

ISBN-10 0312428111
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 478 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

India & South Asia

At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the British Empire withdrew from India, inviting in all the exhilaration and turmoil of a newly free society. In this vivid, atmospheric popular history, Alex von Tunzelmann chronicles these times through the most prominent figures: Dickie Mountbatten, Britain's dashing, inept last viceroy; Dickie's savvy, glamorous wife, Edwina, who found the love of her life in Jawaharlal Nehru, India's new prime minister; Muslim leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and Mohandas Gandhi. Tunzelman's thrilling chronicle "removes the veil from the colorful personalities and events behind Inida's independence and partition with Pakistan" ("The Washington Post").
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