On 15 August 1947, the greatest and most decisive step in the retreat of British imperialism occurred: the new nation of Pakistan was created out of the body of India, and Britain's century-long domination over the Indian sub-continent ended. This authoritative and impartial account places the events surrounding partition in an historical perspective, amd as such is a major contribution to contemporary history.
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"For anyone interested in the fate of South-Asia after half a century of independence, this book is a magnificent fresco of the events leading up to this independence....a most valuable historical document." --Journal of Indo-European Studies
Historian, Constitutional Adviser to Viceroy Lord Linlithgow and former Editor of The Sunday Times
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