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The Proudest Day: India's Long Road to Independence

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And yet when independence came on the stroke of midnight of August 14, 1947, events unfolded with a violence that shocked the world: entire trainloads of Muslim and Hindu refugees were slaughtered on their flight to safety — not by the British, but by each other. Macaulay's dream had become a flawed and bloody reality. The Proudest Day is a riveting account of the end of the Raj, the most romantic of all the great empires. Anthony Read and David Fisher tell the whole epic story in compelling and colorful detail from its beginnings more than a century earlier; their powerful narrative takes a fresh look at many of the events and personalities involved, especially the three charismatic giants --Gandhi, Nehru, and Jinnah --who dominated the final, increasingly bitter thirty years. Meanwhile, a succession of British politicians and viceroys veered wildly between liberalism and repression until the Raj became a powder keg, wanting only a match.

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In 1835, Lord Macaulay, in his Minute on Indian Education, had prophesied that the eventual self-rule of India would be "the proudest day in British history."

Synopsis:

A riveting account of the end of the Raj--the most romantic of all the great empires--told in compelling and colorful detail by the authors of "The Deadly Embrace" and "The Fall of Berlin." of photos.

About the Author

Anthony Read is the author of many books, most recently The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393318982
Author:
Read, Anthony
Author:
Fisher, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
British occupation, 1765-1947
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
World History - India
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1 in 1.645 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In 1835, Lord Macaulay, in his Minute on Indian Education, had prophesied that the eventual self-rule of India would be "the proudest day in British history."
"Synopsis" by , A riveting account of the end of the Raj--the most romantic of all the great empires--told in compelling and colorful detail by the authors of "The Deadly Embrace" and "The Fall of Berlin." of photos.
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