ISBN 9780670088218,Midnights Furies : The Deadly Legacy of Indias Partition

Midnights Furies : The Deadly Legacy of Indias Partition



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780670088218

ISBN-10 0670088218


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)


From nuclear proliferation to Jihadi terrorism, the Partition of India continues to cast a long shadow even today nobody expected the liberation of India and the birth of Pakistan to be so bloody. But in 1946, a full year before Independence, a terrible cycle of riots began, starting with Calcutta and going on to engulf many parts of the country. As the British rushed to leave, thousands of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs were brutally killed in communal violence. This book vividly recreates that tragic period through personal stories and eyewitness accounts and recounts the complex relationships between Nehru, Patel, Jinnah and Mountbatten. It shows how Partition, which has created such a wide gulf between two countries whose people have so much in common, has given birth to global terrorism and dangerous nuclear proliferation today.

About the Author

Nisid Hajari is the Asia editor of Bloomberg View. He had earlier spent a decade as Foreign Editor and then Co-editor of Newsweek. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.