Freedom at Midnight

Freedom at Midnight

by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
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Seventy years ago, at midnight on 14 August 1947, the Union Jack began its final journey down the flagstaff of Viceroy’s House, New Delhi. A fifth of humanity claimed their independence from the greatest empire history has ever seen – but the price of freedom was high, as a nation erupted into riots and bloodshed, partition and war.

This is an electrifying and acclaimed account of the dying days of the British Raj and the drama played out between Louis Mountbatten, Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah, as an empire undertook a violent transformation into the new India and Pakistan.

 

Reference: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/9780008247782/freedom-at-midnight/

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Foreign Price£14.99
ISBN9780006388517
FormatHardback
Pages628
PublisherHarper Collins
GenrePolitics and History