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I have not read many books on Indian independence if you count the boring text books of school to judge whether this is the best book ever written on the subject.

Sep 24, Cathy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Collins and Lapierre make it clear that the British did a great deal of damage, both before and during the final year click through to the full review to read quotes. The History of the World’s Largest Democracy. Towards the long side, but worth the time.

Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins (1975)

It was enough frsedom put Mountbatten of his tea, but poor little Mountbatten suffered through it all, why one year he met Jinnah twice! I can say with utmost certainty that no text book contains this information and nor will it. It is also a cautionary tale for the present, by showing so clearly how false distinctions between people, riven by such things as religion, wealth, and power, can so readily cause diverse communities living in harmony for centuries to shatter the peacefulness of their coexistence and turn on each other in abhorrent communal violence at a moment’s notice, leaving us stunned and questioning our humanity.


There are enough reviews about the content of this book. One possible reason for this lack of crucial details: The frwedom tells the tales of lavish lives of Maharajas, the behind the scene stories of Kashmir, the gory details of the Midniht and its aftermath, the stance of our leaders at different stages, all the conspiracies till the death of the Mahatma. The one issue I have with the book is the glorification of the role that Mountbatten and Gandhi played in the aforementioned events.

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However the author does make several incorrect claims. It shows you what it meant to be one M. Luckily ‘Freedom at Midnight’ is one such source. I was wrong then, I know now. A very detailed look from an English perspective of the formation of India and Pakistan. The Hindus always considered Muslims unclean bec A fascinating book. Oct 30, Moomtaza rated it it was ok.

No one listened to his warnings; Jinnah turned a deaf ear, Nehru-Patel duo were eager to see British go and rule an independent country; but all of them were in for a rude shock when rioting and killing on a large scale ensued as soon as Partition and independence were formally announced. The Untold Story of Indias Partition.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Share your thoughts with other customers. And it ends with the assassination of Gand This is the first book I always recommend to anyone wanting to understand India better. This sort of narrative history also contains drawbacks that limit our understanding of this important moment. It shows you in clear light, the real essence of being the father of a nation. Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins.


Aug 27, Lauren rated it it was amazing.

The book underscores the power of language, with excerpts from the inimitable speeches delivered extemporaneously by Nehru, in quick succession, upon the birth of the nation, and ultimately the death of its father.

India and Pakistan were both hard at work This is a highly readable look at one pivotal year in the history of India: Jinnah is demonized for his insistence on a separate Pakistan for the Moslems. Nearly every single paragraph has a misspelling or punctuation error. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

The 30 hours of interviews and thousands of pages of private diaries and notes the authors sifted through give this history a special inside look as seen midhight the man who, more than anyone, shaped the final outcome. Uploaded by oldgoodbooks on February 9, If you can’t play well together, something else has to happen, and the Muslims were obviously underrepresented enough to know what would happen when the English pulled out.