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Interview with Professor Mohammad Amin. Gandhi is, of course, a central character. Lapiierre Freedom at Midnight they do this superbly: I was wrong then, I know now.
From each side of their speeding car, the broad fields of sugar cane, wheat, paddy, flat as a man’s hand, ran down to a horizon so distant that it might seem the edge of the world. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The socio-economic conditions, the religious mindsets, the convoluted politics – you live the fight for freedom yourself throught this book. As you read, you’ll find a great deal is written about Mahatma Gandhi, the “dejected bird” of Mountbatten, Nehru, the handsome Indian who is incredibly fascinated by the Mountbattens, Jinnah, the only guy who is shown in the bad light, and Patel, well One person found this helpful.
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The chapter that describes that period, “Our People Have Gone Mad,” is the most depressing chapter I can remember reading in any book. The book tells the tales of lavish lives of Maharajas, the behind the scene stories of Kashmir, the gory details of the Partition and its aftermath, the stance of our leaders at different stages, all the conspiracies till the death of the Mahatma. Some may take issue with the point midnkght view of the account, insisting that it is written primarily from the British line of sight, but regardless of any bias, it so beautifully and successfully relates the stories of those in the highest seats of power and the impact of their often wrenching decisions on the common person.
When it is not engaging however, it is not so because bad narration but because the subject becomes so brutal and horrifying.
Oct 30, Moomtaza rated it it was ok. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Lapierre, Dominique And Larry Collins Freedom At Midnight
Dominiue is demonized for his insistence on a separate Pakistan for the Moslems. It’s almost a biblical story, and no wonder so many people still think fondly of empire, they probably read books like this one.
A worried Nehru is shown in a sympathetic manner. They will unlikely be as informative or as interesting to read. Another chapter I remember is the lavish lifestyle of the Indian Maharajas. Told in a way that even those who do not not know anything about history can clearly understand. It is a poignant reminder of the defining moments of the end of the British Raj, the independence of million people, their division into India and the newly created Pakistan. Ordering the other 2 books of the authors Ambedkar, self-appointed political leader of India’s dalit “untouchable” populations?
Someone failed on the quality control of the Kindle edition. Gandhi This is a great one-volume history of the final months of the Raj and the independence of India and Pakistan. University of Cambridge Press.
If you watch the movie Gandhi, and read this book, you have pretty much got the history of the time covered and a good understanding of the politics of the time. A must read book for all generations.
He felt any India in which Muslims were a minority would lead to oppression of Muslims, despite the good lapisrre of Gandhi and Nehru. But sadly, this is a book that tries to justify Britain’s occupancy of India, trying to put with an utmost subtlety that the Britishers had no bad intentions and they did nothing but help India grow and become a better nation.
Jan 14, John rated it it was amazing.
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Another fascinating aspect of this book is its characterization of Mahatma Gandhi, so real yet surreal at times. India and Pakistan were both hard at work rewriting their own histories and much archival data was impossible to find. Thanks for telling us about the collis.