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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.

Synopsis:

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."

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:
9780393045949
Subtitle:
India's Long Road to Independence
Author:
Read, Anthony
Author:
Fisher, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
India
Subject:
British occupation, 1765-1947
Subject:
India History British occupation, 1765-1947.
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Publication Date:
19980417
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.8 in 2.25 lb

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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
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History and Social Science » World History » India

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