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Freedom at Midnight is a non-fiction book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre about the events around the Indian independence movement and partition. It details the last year of the British Raj , from to , beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.
Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins (1975)
Freedom at Midnight is a non-fiction book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre about the events around the Indian independence movement and partition. It details the last year of the British Raj , from to , beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last viceroy of British India, and ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi. The book is told in a casual style, similar to the authors' previous works, Is Paris Burning? The book provides a detailed account of the last year of the British Raj ; the reactions of princely states towards independence, including descriptions of the colourful and extravagant lifestyles of the Indian princes; the partition of British India into India and Pakistan on religious grounds; and the bloodshed that followed.
There is a description of Shimla , the British summertime capital in the Himalayas , and how supplies were carried up steep mountains by porters each year. Also covered in detail are the events leading to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi , as well as the life and motives of Jawaharlal Nehru and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Regarding partition, the book—providing maps of Punjab , Bengal , and Kashmir —relates that the crucial maps setting the boundary separating India and Pakistan were drawn that year by Cyril Radcliffe , who had not visited India before being appointed as the chairman of the Boundary Commission.
The book depicts the fury of both Hindus and Muslims , misled by their communal leaders, during the partition; and the biggest mass slaughter in the history of India, as millions of people were uprooted by the partition and tried to migrate by train , oxcart, and on foot to new places designated for their particular religious group.
Many migrants fell victim to bandits and religious extremists of both dominant religions. One incident quoted describes a canal in Lahore that ran with blood and floating bodies. The authors interviewed many who were there during the events, including a focus on Lord Mountbatten of Burma.
Freedom at Midnight aroused controversy for its portrayal of the British expatriates , the native rulers of India, and members of India's first cabinet. This book was one of the inspirations for the film Viceroy's House. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by David Benoit, see Freedom at Midnight album. August The Journal of Asian Studies. University of Cambridge Press. Historical Association. New York Times Book Review.
Retrieved 22 November Having been there most of the time in question, I can vouch for the accuracy of its general mood. It is a work of scholarship, of investigation, research and of significance. Indian Independence Movement. Bhaktavatsalam M. Chidamabaram V. Hidden categories: All stub articles.
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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. First published in , this edition is a new edition of the best-selling book described as irreplaceable by Le Monde, Paris. 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. Time Magazine raised a poetic salutation to this brilliantly written book, hailing it as the Song of India.
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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Having been there most of the time in question, I can vouch for the accuracy of its general mood. It is a work of scholarship, of investigation, research and of significance. It will give more non-Indians more knowledge of the vast circumstances surrounding the birth of India than anything previously written. With an instinct for drama and a skill in narration, the authors take the reader from Whitehall to Delhi, to Calcutta, to Lahore, to Pula, to the villages of the Punjab and Bengal; their hold on the reader never falters.
Click to purchase from Flipkart. Click to purchase from Amazon India. The general impression was that Pakistan is just another country like Sri Lanka but an arch rival which waged wars against India and played nail-biting cricket matches. Due to the authors being from foreign nations, I was skeptical about this book, assuming it to be a sponsored work by Europeans. However, I still gave a try and from the very first page, I felt like getting into a time machine and witnessing the events of unfolding right infront of my eyes.
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its partition into two nations, India and Pakistan: “Freedom at Midnight” by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. I must say that I had heard of this book as a.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. This is the story of the eclipse of the British Raj and the birth of an independent India and Pakistan. The fabled India of the maharajas, with their palaces and harems, their gold-caparisoned elephants and their glittering private armies-the India of Kipling's legendary army, with its young British officers commanding troops of a dozen races, religions, and castes-the India of tiger hunts and pigsticking, of sadhus and holy men-the India that was the heart and soul of an empire-underwent a violent transformation into the new India of Gandhi and Nehru, precursor of the Third World. At the center of this drama are Nehru, Jinnah, Mountbatten and, of course, Gandhi, the gentle prophet of revolution, who stirred the masses of the most populous area on earth without raising his voice.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Freedom At Midnight takes the readers back in time, when India was on the verge of obtaining freedom from the British Raj.
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