Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division
At midnight on 14 August 1947, Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain's role as an imperial power came to an end.
Patrick French's vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India has been acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, he brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Churchill to Gandhi.
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Review: Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and DivisionUser Review - Deepankar Rawat - Goodreads
A new insight to the last few months of India's Independence. Challenges faced by British officials, Indian Nationalists and most importantly the common people... Read full review
Review: Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and DivisionUser Review - Katrin - Goodreads
At first a little boring, it gathers momentum, as did the events leading up to 1947, the year of Indian independence and partition. It's very captivating to read about the details of political ... Read full review