India Wins Freedom: The Complete Version

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Orient Blackswan, 2003 - India - 283 pages
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One of the makers of modern India tells the story of the partition of India as never before, with intimate knowledge and feeling. India Wins Freedom has at last won its own freedom. The full text of this autobiographical narrative was confined, under seal, in the National Library, Calcutta, and in the National Archives, New Delhi, for thirty years. What we now have is the complete text, released in September 1988, by a court directive. Not only have all the words and phrases of the original been reproduced, the original tone and temper have been fully restored. The text now reveals that the controversy that has simmered for so long about the hitherto unpublished pages, was fully justified.
  

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I really have a great deal of respect for Abul Kalam Azad. His views are genuine, original and out of the box. A "non conformist" muslim, if there ever was one. However, the tale that he tells is too ... Read full review

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Contents

Congress in Office
14
A Chinese Interlude
41
Uneasy Interval
70
Quit India
83
The Simla Conference
107
General Elections
126
The British Cabinet Mission
145
The Prelude to Partition
161
The Interim Government
174
The Mountbalten Mission
195
The End of a Dream
208
Divided India
224
Copyright

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Page 273 - It will be instructed to demarcate the boundaries of the two parts of the Punjab on the basis of ascertaining the contiguous majority areas of Muslims and nonMuslims. It will also be instructed to take into account other factors.
Page 272 - ... 8. In the event of partition being decided upon, each part of the Legislative Assembly will, on behalf of the areas they represent, decide which of the alternatives in Paragraph 4 above to adopt. 9. For the immediate purpose of deciding on the issue of partition, the members of the Legislative Assemblies of Bengal and the Punjab will sit in two parts according to Muslim majority districts (as laid down in the Appendix) and non-Muslim majority districts.
Page 272 - The members of the two parts of each Legislative Assembly sitting separately will be empowered to vote whether or not the province should be partitioned. If a simple majority of either part decides in favour of partition, division will take place and arrangements will be made accordingly.

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